Mario Bellini
Tea Service

Mario Bellini (Italian, b. 1935)
Cleto Munari Design Assoc. (Italy, est. 1972)
Rossi & Arcandi (Italy, est. 1959)
Tea and Coffee Service 1981
sterling silver, rose quartz
1 x 24.5 x 15″ (tray)
Kamm Collection 2008.110
Photos: Wright Auctions

Architect and product designer Mario Bellini designed this impressive tea set that suggests grand buildings with its colonnade of pink stone and geometric forms. Bellini was commissioned by Cleto Munari in that firm’s efforts to bring contemporary design to the luxury market. The silversmithing company Rossi & Arcandi produced the Bellini design in an edition of 99.