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If you are anything like us, cups of tea are an essential part of the day and without them the day would certainly be less enjoyable. As a result we think it is important to treat tea with the respect it deserves, so when we saw this beautiful teapot we knew we had to get it on the site. Designed in England, this stainless steel teapot is simple and yet striking. The teapot or "Teaball" as it is called by the designer, comes with a removable stainless steel infuser so that it can be used as a loose leaf teapot or with tea bags. The teapot is handmade from two separate bowls of stainless steel (created by bashing the metal on a mould), which are then welded together by hand. Once all the parts are welded, the stainless steel is hand polished to remove the welding lines and produce a great shine. The beautiful wooden handle is designed to create an easy pouring mechanism but the wood also makes a lovely contrast to the stainless steel, further enhancing the aesthetics of this elegant teapot. Part of our Tableware collection, we think this would make a fantastic wedding gift (click here for more wedding gift ideas) that would last a lifetime but would also look great on your own breakfast table, so go ahead and treat yourself. You can read more about the Freud Teaballs and Cafetieres in this Journal post about the designer David Freud.
Inspired by stories of his father’s inter-war life spent in the coffee houses of Central Europe, where coffee, beer, culture and conversation flowed hand in hand, David Freud founded FREUD design and café-bars in 1986. With the aim of bringing the bustle and chatter of his father’s treasured Viennese hang-outs to London and designing stunning table and glassware products for these fantastic café-bars.
Having graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art in 1973, David’s passion for the ideas behind the way things look carries through into every aspect of FREUD, his preoccupation with the virtues of lasting design being seen not only in the beautiful table and glassware products created by the design house, but also in the FREUD buildings, which house the enterprise.