As we mentioned with yesterday's report on the Philippe Malouin and J&L Lobmeyr collaboration, the Passionswege ("pilgrimage ways") program of Vienna Design Week hooks up young international designers with Viennese companies renowned for their high quality products in order to create an exchange of traditional craft skills and contemporary design approaches.
Spanish-born, London-based designer Tomas Alonso developed a project with the Wiener Silber Manufactur. He approached the collaboration with the "functionality of pattern" in mind: A plain tea-set with fluted pattern on the underside of the set interlocked with the upper side of the tray.
The reflective surface of the three items on the tray creates an intriguing pattern is created from that pattern. With the Zen-garden like installation in the shop (please note the sand brush on the side), Alonso emphasizes the beauty of simplicity. Here you can see the making off of the tea-set: