In 1967, Walter Gropius and Philip Rosenthal were touring the latter’s new china factory in Selb, Germany, designed by Gropius and his company, The Architects Collaborative. Happening on an unfired plate with a black-glazed rim, Gropius expressed disbelief when told the glaze would turn gold when fired, and he made a bet: If it did turn, he would design a pigsty for Rosenthal’s pet pig, Roro. He was proven wrong and kept his word, and even though the sty was never built, the pair’s new friendship led to a dinnerware commission from Rosenthal, which became TAC, for Gropius’ company. Only a tea set was initially produced, but decades later drawings for the full set were discovered and put into production as TAC 02 Dinnerware (1969). Concise in its minimal geometric form, firmly in the Bauhaus style, it’s crafted from wear-resistant porcelain. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Made in Germany.