Fortnum & Mason to host tea-themed installation

Fortnum & Mason is inviting visitors to take part in a tea party ritual at its flagship store in Piccadilly, London.

The immersive installation, "Time for tea", will take place over nine days in September, throughout London Design Festival. 

Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings is delivering a take on the ritual of tea, set on a six-metre-long table and featuring more than 80 products. 

Fortnum’s iconic Eau de Nil colour is providing the inspiration for the installation, with all furniture and products designed by Scholten & Baijings bearing the distinctive green hue. These will include a marble floor and tables in Eau and green upholstered chairs furnished by the brands Hay, Moroso and Karimoku. 

Fortnum & Mason is also developiong a porcelain tea set for the installation.

London Design Festival is taking place from 15 to 23 September. 

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