Mikhail Chistiakov Attimo Tea Set
Attimo Tea Set is Golden Design Award winner in 2020 - 2021 Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Award Category.
Attimo Tea Set

Attimo (meaning "moment") tea set is made of first-class thin-walled bone china. The metaphor of the shape of objects is a stopped moment of time. The handle-stone falls on the smooth surface of the porcelain, and creates "circles on the water" running along the object. So every touch for the handle is a touch for frozen time. This complex asymmetric shape of the service items is especially difficult when implemented in porcelain. However, the use of the hollow handle technique, proactive correction of firing deformations, made it possible to achieve an ideal geometry.

Attimo Tea Set
Mikhail Chistiakov Attimo
Mikhail Chistiakov Tea Set
Mikhail Chistiakov design
Mikhail Chistiakov design
Mikhail Chistiakov

Mikhail Chistyakov is a designer who has gone a long and difficult way from a craftsman to a designer. He started working as a modeler in the porcelain factory and thoroughly mastered the entire technology of ceramic production. This gave him the opportunity to make a technologically verified, accurate design. Later, Mikhail always got to the bottom of the material he was working with, he explored all its features and full processing methods. The designer successfully combines both a manual approach to design and the use of a computer. This combination allows him to make complex projects without losing the identity of the objects of manual labor. In his works, Mikhail constantly refers to the technology, functionality, expediency, and justification of all the details of the project. Doing much with small means is a key idea of his design philosophy.


This project was made for the Altavolo brand, which is owned by Project 111. This company is the leading supplier in the Russian promotional products industry. Under the Altavolo brand Project 111 creates and produces high-quality porcelain tableware in a good modern design. Mugs and sugar bowls, spice sets and teapots will easily fit into the interior of a modern home or office, fill it with harmony and soft light. Everyone can see the beautiful in the ordinary — you just need to make the ordinary beautiful. The Altavolo is one of the steps on this path.