Final project for the Modern Architecture course taught by Dietrich Neumann at Brown University. The objective was to create an architectural model or a reproduction of a piece of furniture from the Modern Movement.

The recognizable Bauhaus teapot was designed and created by Marianne Brandt, who was the first female student enrolled in the Bauhaus metal workshop and later became the workshop’s director. The original teapot was hand-forged in brass then silver-plated, with ebony handles on the side and the lid. I had wanted to challenge the practicality of its unconventional minimalist design, as well as the possibility of mass producing a carefully crafted object as such. While the teapot has gone through multiple iterations over the years to increase its functionality, my project focuses on the original MT 49 model first created by Brandt in 1924. 

Brandt's original MT 49 teapot in the British Museum collection

Brandt's original MT 49 teapot in the British Museum collection