Why worry about your lipstick stained mug? Lip Tease is a classic tea set with a contemporary twist: lipstick marks are turned into a cheeky decorative feature. Made of real gold, you wouldn't want to wash this mark off in a hurry.
About the Artist: British-Japanese designer Reiko Kaneko wants to prove that the fine bone china industry has moved on from its twee reputation. Her world is not of 18th century figurines but of modern shapes that are typically witty or simple, Japanese inspired forms. The influence of Kaneko’s early childhood spent in Japan is apparent in her ceramic tableware forms. After studying at Central St Martins, she established her design studio in London’s East End in 2007. Kaneko has recently moved her studio to Stoke on Trent in order to integrate design and production more closely. The production and design developments benefit from being localised as well as offering her opportunities to experiment with different glazes and clay. Kaneko’s focus on the production process has been instrumental in allowing her to push the traditional boundaries of the fine dining industry with experimental and theatrical presentation ideas. Recent collaborations with leading restaurants and cocktail bars have resulted in bespoke pieces that inspire specific dishes and drinks with entirely new perspectives. The creativity in the fine food and drinks industry continues to enthuse Kaneko.