An interactive sound object. The Mono Tea series, which originally focused on the taste experience, finds a new, auditive celebration in this ensemble. Glasses become sound bodies. Filled with water, their different shapes produce matching tones when struck gently. Mallets specially developed for the object (based on the Mono Ring Reedition by designer Mark Braun) invite not only to admire the sculpture, which is reminiscent of a birthday cake, but also to play it.
About the exhibition:
In early 2023, Mono invited ten young designers from the four graduating year groups of 2018-2022 to participate in the Mono Residency program. At a joint kickoff event at the manufactory in Mettmann, the graduates received the project briefing on the occasion of Mono Tea’s 40th anniversary. By exploring the materials of the Mono teapot and its iconic appearance, the designers were asked to develop new perspectives on this classic. They were encouraged to play, intervene, and re-contextualise. The 4T Exhibition showcases the outcome of this collaboration: ten art and design objects, unique one-off pieces that draw upon the materiality and typology of the Mono teapot, and stand on their own through their originality and strong aesthetics.
In collaboration with:
mono, German Design Graduates, German Design Council