The Utah teapot is a 3D model created in 1975 by Martin Newell which has become a standard reference object in the computer graphics community. It is a simple, round, partially concave mathematical model of an ordinary teapot. The objective of Utanalog by Unfold is to return the iconographic teapot to its roots as a piece of functional dish-ware while showing its status as an icon of the digital world.
The Utanalog was part of the exhibition Bits 'n Pieces in New York. It is shown together with an animation explaining the history of the Utah teapot.
The Utah teapot can now be purchased. It is made from high quality white porcelain with a transparent glazing only on the inside to preserve the sharp polygon edges. The production was made by Stockmansporcelain, a Belgian porcelain manufacturer, famous for fine designs and very high quality.
Price: 299€ excl. shipping.
- within Belgium - 8€
- Netherlands, Germany, UK and France - 12,50€
- rest of Europe - 26€
- USA, Canada - 30€
- rest of the world - 45€
How to purchase?
Since our webshop is not yet operational please send us an email if you are interested and we'll send you the necessary payment info.
Many thanks for their support: Stockmansporcelein, Peter Verbruggen for molding and slipcasting the first Prototype, Materialise for printing the master mould, and the Flemish authorities for their finacial support.
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