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Nomu by Lee West for Eno

Paris designer Lee West has designed an extra-tall teapot that has no handle but instead has a removable cork sleeve to stop you burning your hands.

The pot, and the accompanying ceramic cups, are called Nomu, meaning "to drink" in Japanese.

The set was launched by French brand Eno at Maison & Objet in Paris earlier this year.

Here's a little more information from West:

Nomu (to drink in Japanese)

NOMU a Cork and ceramic tea pot with ceramic cups produced by eno

Nomu is the fruit of a materials orientated project where turned corked has been used to create a heatproof sleeve for the teapot. The user can serve tea free from heat issues and appreciate the tactile qualities of the material.

The homage to Japanese craft mixed with a compact design result in a functional object that recreates an everyday tea ceremony.

The lid has a lock in system and will not fall out whilst pouring and the cork cover can easily be removed for cleaning. Nomu has a 75cl Tea capacity equal to 3 mugs or 4 cups of Tea.