Aniek Meelijk’s Tea Time

November 11, 2009

I was so blown away by the gorgeous tea time set created by Dutch designer Aniek Meelijk that I saw today on Design Spotter. Wow. “One warm spring afternoon on the garden table she sees more than her own tea set. She discovered that its shadows could not be separated from the shapes of the set and that they constantly played their own game with them.” This was what inspired her Tea Time collection! Don’t you love this rather mundane observation turning into something so grand?

Aniek Meelijk’s Tea Time

What innovation and creativity…

I wonder when and where it will be available for sale? I think it’s perfect for Alice in Wonderland! :)

If you want to learn more about Aniek, you can visit her blog here.

(image: aniek Meelijk)


  • Reply Miss B November 11, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I agree very Alice in Wonderland meets Neue sort of thing. Great find as usual!
    .-= Miss B´s last blog ..R.I.P. MET HOME… =-.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente November 11, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    What a lovely idea and such a magical outcome!
    .-= Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog ..It’s my bag, baby! =-.

  • Reply Lydia, Clueless Crafter November 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    These belong in the Museum of Art and Design here in NY. So clever to meld the actual item with the shape that it casts off. To make the object and the space surrounding it into one visual form.

    I love these new ways of looking at the everyday.
    .-= Lydia, Clueless Crafter´s last blog ..Crafting Coupledom =-.

  • Reply A Sort Of Fairy Tale November 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    very alice in wonderland-y !
    .-= A Sort Of Fairy Tale´s last blog ..What I Want Wednesday 11/11 =-.

  • Reply Mon Cherie November 12, 2009 at 12:20 am

    These are completely Alice in Wonderland. Now, if they only came in bright colors and patterns.
    .-= Mon Cherie´s last blog .."The World I Know" =-.

  • Reply Ashling November 12, 2009 at 6:35 am

    How unusual and quirky, I can just imagine the faces on my friends and families if I served them tea from those cups. Its wonderful to see some creativity. As they is no colours either it makes them look quite elegant.

    All things nice…

  • Reply Amanda November 12, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Lovely, I just adore anything to do with teatime. Have a look at a wonderful South African designer’s work on I have a couple of her pieces which are utterly delightful.

  • Reply Lieke November 12, 2009 at 10:08 am

    how funny, I went to school with her sister. But her name is spelt wrong, it’s Meeldijk.

  • Reply Megnificent Made November 14, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Oh beautiful! My mom and I have a huge collection of tea pots, but I just love this whole set!
    .-= Megnificent Made´s last blog ..Matte Finish =-.

  • Reply Kerry December 9, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Are these available to buy?

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