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Robert Foster in conversation: F!NK & Co and teapot design for Alessi

The Powerhouse Museum recently acquired an aluminium and stainless steel teapot designed as a prototype by Robert Foster for Alessi in 1995. Foster is a silversmith and designer (b. 1962 in Kyneton, Victoria) who works in hollow-ware, sculptural lighting and furniture. In 1993, he established F!NK and Co (four years later his wife, Gretel Harrison, became partner in the company) initially to produce the company’s best known design, the F!NK water jug, but also to produce one-off handmade works. Continue reading