Bishop House Launches Portland-Designed Elevated Teaware Collection

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Bishop House, makers of high-end luxury housewares, today announces the availability of its premier collection of elevated teaware. Designed to enhance the experience of tea and coffee drinking, this first collection includes three glasses by renowned Portland-based designer James Owen. Each glass incorporates modern and classical design elements, inspired by the flowing, spiral decorative motifs reminiscent of the Art Nouveau period. Each piece includes a handblown borosilicate glass bowl nested in a cantilevered stainless steel base plated in a choice of either 24-karat gold or sterling silver.

The initial elevated teaware line includes three designs named for each of the three Greek Graces, representing good cheer (Thalia), mirth (Euphro), and splendor (Aglaea), respectively. The subjects of works by renowned artists from Sandro Botticelli to Pablo Picasso, the Graces were said to bring joy to the world and are considered alongside the Nine Muses as divine sources of artistic inspiration.


  • Thalia (available Fall 2017) – The first design in the series, chronologically, Thalia’s cantilevered structure and swirling design creates the illusion of a floating, mesmerizing spiral with no beginning or end. As with all three glasses, the unique handle design ensures that no heat is transferred from cup to surface, while a handblown glass bowl insulates hot beverages and helps maintain a consistent temperature.
  • Euphro (available Fall 2017) – Inspired by Thalia’s spiral motifs, Euphro’s finely-etched supporting structure embodies the core principles of modern design, with subtle classical touches in the scalloping along the rim.
  • Aglaea (available Fall 2017) – A modest departure from the…

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