Product news: this stackable tea set by architect VW+BS is made of unglazed clay that's meant to soften the taste of whatever you drink from it.
The Silt range is made of twice-fired unglazed purple clay, which is commonly used in China to make intricate tea pots for serving green tea.
"The unglazed material has the effect of softening the taste of the water in the same way as activated charcoal," said VW+BS. "This occurs whether you are serving tea, coffee water or wine."
The collection comprises seven items, including a large jug, small jug, bowl and four cups. There's also a lid that fits any of the pieces.
Fifty sets will be made at Taiwanese company Lin’s Ceramics Studio, each with a slightly different finish.
VW+BS will show the Silt collection in September at both designjunction in London, where they will also design the seminar space, and 100% Design Singapore, where VW+BS is creative director for the second year.
Other projects by VW+BS on Dezeen include wire and concrete seating and an office building for Singapore that resembles a giant periscope.