To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation brand consultancy The Partners has designed a one-of-a-kind ‘Best of British’ teapot, as part of a pro-bono WPP project.
The Partners created the silver teapot, which is inspired by the Queen’s iconic coronation crown, in collaboration with British designer Nick Munro and a Sheffield-based silversmith. Bespoke design features of the teapot include a gold-plated replica of the St. Edward’s Crown encrusted with a single, small diamond, a laser-etched message from WPP to Her Majesty on the base of the teapot, and in a nod to WPP’s origins as a maker of wire and plastic products, the teapot is accompanied by a wire tea leaf basket.
“It is a real honour to be chosen to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by designing this special gift. We had a lot of fun putting the finishing touches on the piece, and enjoyed collaborating with Nick Munro to create a truly British, innovative design. Most importantly, it pours tea exceptionally well,” remarked The Partners executive creative director, Greg Quinton.
In addition to the special gift for the Queen, a replica teapot has also been produced to be auctioned off by a charity of Her Majesty’s choice.
Quinton added: “We hope that Her Majesty appreciates the gift – perhaps the next piece to be designed will be a matching baby bottle for the newest addition to the family…”