In recent news it has been reported that current Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has become very much excited by the recent return to Iran of a 5000-year-old collection of jars, cups, bowls and vessels, from a London gallery. The ancient artefacts were allegedly stolen and smuggled out of the country before being tracked down. This interesting news story begs the question of how would the Iranian leader react to this Ahmadinejad tea pot by US design duo The Pitchfork Pals.
The ceramic and porcelain tea pot is one of a number of designs portraying famous people with largely negative reputations. These figures include the aforementioned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the mad war-mongering leader of Iran; Charles Manson, leader of a murderous gang; Kim Jong Il, the strange and evil leader of the secretive nuclear armed North Korea; and Aleister Crowley, widely considered the most influential occultist of all time. Strangely enough, the late Amy Winehouse has also been made into a decorative teapot to join this motely bunch.
Quite why anyone would want an Ahmadinejad teapot in their home is impossible to imagine but the fun weirdness of the project is hard to ignore. Krafft and Leavit’s designs are items that will sit well in a bohemian interior décor arrangement where different objects mix and merge with one another in outrageous displays of daring. Whether used to pour tea or not, the teapot will likely become of historical significance within a few years as Iran prepares to reach the nuclear threshold and various nations threaten to relieve it of its deadly ambitions.
Have a look at the entire collection here: Krafft and Leavitt Teapots.
Via: Claudia Owen.