Time for Tea

Scholten & Baijings invited visitors to immerse themselves in a daily tea ritual, held throughout the nine days of London Design Festival. Using more than 80 products, the installation delivers a unique take on the ceremony of tea. Fortnum’s iconic Eau de Nil colour provided the inspiration for the installation, with all furniture and products designed by Scholten & Baijings bearing the distinctive green hue. The marble floor and tables have been produced by the Italian marble manufacturer Luce di Carrara. Long green wool Grid curtains have been woven in the United Kingdom for Maharam, and special, green upholstered chairs are furnished by Herman Miller, Moroso and Karimoku New Standard.

In collaboration with Fortnum & Mason, 1616 / arita japan and Maharam, an exquisite porcelain tea set has been developed for the occasion in Arita region of Japan, renowned for its fine porcelain since the 17th century.