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A modern sterling silver “Drop” tea infuser

A modern sterling silver “Drop” tea infuser
Copenhagen 2019 by Lasse Bæhring

Long and slender navette shaped, the front part divided by regularly distributed holes and locked by a diagonal bayonet fitting. The stem-like handle slanted to the end. Standing on a detachable square base.
Highly ingenious and cleverly designed tea strainer with a sculptural character, which combines the style of a Constantin Brancusi (for example with regard of his sculpture “Bird in Space” / “L’Oiseau dans l’Espace”) and Scandinavian style with Lasse Bæhring´s form vocabulary to a brilliant work of art.
Despite its sculptural and highly decorative character, the tea strainer can be fully used – modern design for everyday use!

Lasse Bæhring is one of Denmark’s best and most capable contemporary artist silversmiths and designers. He worked for the Georg Jensen silversmithy in Copenhagen for several years before he decided to become self-employed. His œuvre has won numerous prizes and awards, some of his works form part of important museum´s collections such as the Koldinghus Museum (Kolding), the Danish Design Museum (Copenhagen) and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), as well as of important private collections such as the private collections of Queen Margarethe II of Denmark and of the Mærsk enterprise group. Bæhring’s works reveal reminiscences of Henning Koppel’s formal language, without imitating but translating it into a completely new artistic dimension and the formal language of the 21st century. Lasse Bæhring’s extraordinary qualities as a designer were also discovered by the german silversmithy Robbe & Berking, which commissioned him with the design of the “Penguin” jugs.

21.6 cm / 8.50″ tall