Although not Scandinavian, the coffeepot is heavily influenced by the designs produced by Arabia, and Finel at the time. And designers like Antti Nurmesniemi
Designed in the 1970s by David Harrington Angus Douglas, 12th Marquess of Queensberry, an Anglo-Scottish aristocrat and pottery designer. Who was (and is) a great advocate for modernist design.
This partnership with a local Cardiff, UK based industry was part of an enterprise to capture the post 1960s British kudos to reinvigorate a failing UK industry in product design.
The coffee pot is almost Postmodern in the way it brings its elements together: The body is Scandinavian in style with a geometric pattern, the spout is British utilitarian, like so many 1950s kettles mass produced for UK tea consumption, the lid is Danish influenced, providing a touch of
‘classy’ sophistication; and the handle is pure aristocratic indulgence - almost like loop of a ribbon bow - it is a piece of art in and of itself.
Google David Harrington Angus Douglas, and you enter into an almost mythic, filmic world of indulgence and tragedy.
This coffeepot is a piece of history.
The coffeepot has signs of use.