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Rajesh Gogna is interested in how silver ‘lives’ on furniture. He researched historical silverware and its traditional settings, with a view to developing a contemporary perspective.
Gogna wanted Retro-ism ‘Ice Tea for One’ to be functional, yet to appear frozen within a panel of ice. Gogna analysed the forms and functionality of historical everyday objects, using sketches and maquettes in a range of media. He created a photo diary to record the evolution of his design changes and then pared down the concept, before finally working directly in silver. He experimented with different materials for holding the vessel, before deciding on Acrylic. The teapot was made by blocking, raising and planishing, the stand by cutting and marking the Acrylic.
Rajesh Gogna ‘Retro-ism Ice Tea for One’, Ice Tea Set Birmingham, 2015 Sterling Silver and Clear Acrylic