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Taking Tea in Milan: Yixing by Christopher Jenner

Londoners love their tea. After a heavy day, what could be more refreshing in the busy capital? So, imagine SEEN’s delight when we saw the new Yixing range designed by Christopher Jenner. We can’t wait for this distinctive collection to hit London, hopefully later in the year.

The range debuts in this year’s Salone Di Milano. ‘The Tea House’ by Christopher Jenner presents Yixing (ee-shing), a new collection of contemporary ceramic homeware, made using the famous purple Zisha clay from Yixing in Eastern China’s Jiangsu Province.

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Yixing pottery can be traced back to the North Song Dynasty (960-1127 A.D.) when the properties of the material were celebrated as the finest in which to brew tea. Following a trip to China, Jenner discovered the clay and was captivated by its texture and richness of colour. The collection reflects the desire of today’s consumer for narrative and heritage.

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These simple, yet elegant pieces together comprise a complete tableware collection including a tea service, plates, storage jars, jugs, vases, plates and bowlsall fired to the same rich, reddish characteristic colour.

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The Yixing collection, designed by Christopher Jenner, has been crafted by skilled artisans using ancient techniques practised over centuries. Jenner’s design puts a contemporary edge on ceramics renowned for their qualities since the 9th century.

The collection will be available to purchase in April.

www.yixingceramics.com

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.