A Scandinavian design tea set with references to Japan. The set is made from cast porcelain, and features a bell-shaped pot with a wooden handle, glazed in one colour. It is sold separately or with matching cups, and saucers that double as lids. The saucers come in walnut, cherry and ash. Hagen's tea set was originally intended for green tea, but the beautiful set can, of course, also be used for other kinds.
b. 1970, Danish Glass and Ceramic Designer
Rikke Hagen graduated from The Danish Design School, the Line of Glass and Ceramics in 1998, and since then she has received several awards for her designs, including Ole Haslunds Hæderslegat in 2007, Award Nordic Relations in 2010 and, most recently, the Formland Design Award in 2012.
To Rikke Hagen, designing is about taking a curious, investigative and innovative stance. In addition, Hagen works with a set of ground rules, for example the restrictions posed by a given assignment. To Rikke Hagen, working with restrictions is essentially about seeking new boundaries and inventing new methods and solutions. In her working process she engages in idea generation while also drawing inspiration from a library of knowledge about techniques, crafts and idioms from the past. Rikke Hagen finds materials deeply fascinating and finds her motivation in the balance between one-offs and mass-production and in the ability to collect and rephrase new knowledge and rethink it in new contexts.