Silent Machine is a tea set, created by Sweden based designer Eunjae Lee. The laconic and unadorned pieces, inspired by industrial machinery, adhere to function-based aesthetic. Each item of the set, while being a self-sufficient object on its own, is a part of the whole. Here is how Lee describes his idea:
Mathematically formulated silhouettes and details contribute to creating an image of mechanical regularity rather than being emphasized on their ornamentation. The passing of time remains machines as industrial artifacts. No longer alive, no longer remarkable but the machine-age machines have stories which make them more beautiful than they were.
The set has a surprisingly strong emotional presence. It is rather startling that while emulating cold soulless machinery, designer created such a nostalgic collection, almost haunting in its evocative beauty.