C. F. Møller Design creates Ensō
architectural tableware set

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The design arm of architecture studio C. F. Møller has created a white porcelain tableware set in which different pieces all stack together (+ slideshow).

CF Moller stacking tableware

C. F. Møller Design shaped items in the Ensō collection so they fit neatly on top of each other "like small high-rise towers".



"The real beauty lies in the clever design features and proportions of the range," said Michael Sebber Colfelt, architect and designer at C. F. Møller.

CF Moller stacking tableware

"The individual parts fit together in ways that makes the range multifunctional. This is not just for show, it is highly functional and usable."

CF Moller stacking tableware

Designed for Danish ceramics brand Aida, the range is made in the whitest porcelain possible to emphasise the forms.

CF Moller stacking tableware

The set includes three cups: a small design for espresso, a larger vessel for tea and coffee, and a double-layered thermal mug without a handle.

CF Moller stacking tableware

Each has a curved shape that tapers towards the rim, similar to the salad bowl in the Ensō collection.

CF Moller stacking tableware

"Ensō means circle in Japanese, and the circle and the soft curves characterise the design and unite the Nordic design tradition with inspiration from the Asian roots of tea rituals," said a statement from the studio.

CF Moller stacking tableware

Flat plates also come in three sizes, along with a deeper dish and a saucer, which can all be used as lids for the other pieces. Tops for the cups can be used as small egg cups.

CF Moller stacking tableware

  • Sceptical

    Does anyone really need more architect-designed tableware? Why not stick to buildings?

    • Dsigner

      This has been designed by a group of product designers and it has been cardinal to us to make a series of products that gives the user a positive and good experience using them.

  • Concerned Citizen

    Stacking dishes. Like that’s never been done before.

    • Dsigner

      Stacking is important, but most importantly is the shape preserving the heat and scent. Lots of thought has gone into this design, but I respect that we can not all like the same.