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  • 2018.12
for Zens

A tea set that is secretly hiding under a seemingly unbalanced over-sized lid.
It looks as if the spout and handle are growing from underneath the lid and should be used as is. However, the lid is removable and simply fixed in place with a notch.
Because of the wide surrounding rims, it is possible to pick it up without a handle, and its flat form allows it to be stackable. Similarly, a carafe and a mug with a strainer were designed for users to enjoy their herb tea or Chinese tea.
The lid is normally considered as a supporting role, but this design was born by making the lid play the lead.

Collaborator : myt
Photographer : Akihiro Yoshida