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Cerve

Cerve
2003
Ceramics and found objectst
50cm wide

This tea set, also titled Cerve consist of four cups, a teapot and a tray. The pot and cups have bolts projecting from their bottoms, while the tray has nuts on its upper surface (the nuts and bolts are made entirely from clay). The bolts allow the pot and cups to screw snugly into the tray, but prevent them from being placed safely on any other surface. Through this mechanism the tea set restricts the freedom of the user and influences the user to interact with it in a very prescribed manner.


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