teapotmug Teapot by SAYOKO SHIBUYA

Home > Winners > #47503


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
teapotmug

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Teapot

INSPIRATION:
This project was inspired from the common cultural experience of tea loving between Japan and the UK. Drinking tea permeates our everyday life, and this commonality has broadened the possibilities in the design development. . In terms of design it is a detail that embraces and reinforces the minimalistic concept, yet adds a warm aspect to the appearance. The project combines the culture of drinking tea with the simplicity and purity of a clean and elegant design, whilst maintaining a modern look.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The inspiration has come from dual cultural experiences, and shows originality in terms of design and function. It has a minimalist shape, with no handle to break its clean lines - a tribute to the traditional Japanese teacup, and a tealight module fits perfectly in the base to keep drinks warm. One of the strengths of the handl-free idea allows the teapot to be easily cleaned and stored, maximising space in a cupboard. The design also extends ceramic’s natural property of insulation.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
How to use: Put a tea light in the stackable module at the bottom of the ‘teapot mug’, fill up the mug with your favourite tea (or any drink you prefer), place it on top of the tea-light module, which idea came from the long cold seasons in the UK . Enjoy sipping your drink as it is kept at a constant temperature, long enough for you to enjoy your drink peacefully. Moreover, the wool cover prevents your fingers from getting burned.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project started in the middle of 2013, had been examined the shape of the spout, teapot itself to hold nicely and completed in 2015. The final piece was exhibited at deignersblock 2015 during the London design festival in 2015.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The process of the project went through several stages to reach its best shape. The first design was a cylindrical shape and although it is visually appealing, the volume of liquid the teapot could contain was limited as well as its size. Modifying the shape increased both of these aspects. As a handle is not part of the design, the outline of the pot is sized in order to be easily grabbed and carried around. The spout was carefully considered; its shape makes it drip free.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Total hight 220mm, 110mm x 90mm Earthenware, wool and wood were used for this project. The teapot itself could be developed with porcelain for its durability in future.

TAGS:
tea lover, kitchenware, ceramic, wool, natural colour, wood, simple, minimal

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Observing people in everyday life in the UK and Japan is personally always good start for a new creation. Having looked at how people drink tea both in Japan and the UK, research was conducted to identify the cultural significance of tea drinking and how the experience could be improved. Because there is no handle the size and shape of the cup is critical, design research was carried out to choose the appropriate shape; Physically hold many mugs, check average size of mugs.

CHALLENGE:
One of the challenging points was determining the right shape for the spout to allow for smooth pouring. Removing the handle created simple lines and reduces use of space in the cupboard, but because of that it needs to be sized to have certain depth to be held by hand. Finding a balance of its volume to contains liquid, and size of the body was one of the hardest stages to accomplish the project. Larger size could be developed for the next stage for family use.

ADDED DATE:
2016-03-01 02:42:46

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :


IMAGE CREDITS:
All images: Designer, Sayoko Shibuya, 2016

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
All copy right reserevd by Sayoko Shibuya

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.sayokodesigns.com
VOTE FOR THIS DESIGN

VOTE FOR THIS ENTRY

CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
SAYOKO DESIGNS

PROFILE:
SAYOKO DESIGNS is established in London 2013 by Japanese designer Sayoko Shibuya. It is a place to create something within the space, or space itself, with ideas of possibilities in materials and different cultural experience between Japan and Britain. It is to make people to emotionally and physically experience the space. The range of products in development includes lighting, soft furnishings, kitchenware and more.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Teapotmug Teapot by Sayoko Shibuya is a Nominee in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category.

· This project is currently confidential as results have not been announced yet. Images and further details of the project is not available for public yet, please check back later. If you are the owner of this design, please login to view the images.

· Click here to register today inorder to be able to view the profile and other works by SAYOKO SHIBUYA when results are announced.
AWARD DETAILS

Teapotmug Teapot by Sayoko Shibuya is Winner in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category, 2015 - 2016.

· Read the interview with designer SAYOKO SHIBUYA for design teapotmug here.

· Press Members: Login or Register to request an exclusive interview with SAYOKO SHIBUYA.

· Click here to register inorder to view the profile and other works by SAYOKO SHIBUYA.
SOCIAL
+ Add to Likes / Favorites | Send to My Email | Comment | Testimonials | View Press-Release | Press Kit
See other A' Design Award and Competition WinnersA' Design Award Presentation Submit Your Designs
 
design award logo

BENEFITS
THE DESIGN PRIZE
WINNERS SERVICES
PR CAMPAIGN
PRESS RELEASE
MEDIA CAMPAIGNS
AWARD TROPHY
AWARD CERTIFICATE
AWARD WINNER LOGO
PRIME DESIGN MARK
BUY & SELL DESIGN
DESIGN BUSINESS NETWORK
AWARD SUPPLEMENT

METHODOLOGY
DESIGN AWARD JURY
PRELIMINARY SCORE
VOTING SYSTEM
EVALUATION CRITERIA
METHODOLOGY
BENEFITS FOR WINNERS
PRIVACY POLICY
ELIGIBILITY
FEEDBACK
WINNERS' MANUAL
PROOF OF CREATION
WINNER KIT CONTENTS
FAIR JUDGING
AWARD YEARBOOK
AWARD GALA NIGHT
AWARD EXHIBITION

MAKING AN ENTRY
ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
REGISTRATION
ALL CATEGORIES

FEES & DATES
FURTHER FEES POLICY
MAKING A PAYMENT
PAYMENT METHODS
DATES & FEES

TRENDS & REPORTS
DESIGN TRENDS
DESIGNER REPORTS
DESIGNER PROFILES
DESIGN INTERVIEWS

ABOUT
THE AWARD
AWARD IN NUMBERS
HOMEPAGE
AWARD WINNING DESIGNS
DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
MUSEUM OF DESIGN
PRIME CLUBS
SITEMAP
RESOURCE

RANKINGS
DESIGNER RANKINGS
WORLD DESIGN RANKINGS
DESIGN CLASSIFICATIONS
POPULAR DESIGNERS

CORPORATE
GET INVOLVED
SPONSOR AN AWARD
BENEFITS FOR SPONSORS

PRESS
DOWNLOADS
PRESS-KITS
PRESS PORTAL
LIST OF WINNERS
PUBLICATIONS
RANKINGS
CALL FOR ENTRIES
RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

CONTACT US
CONTACT US
GET SUPPORT

Follow us : Twitter Twitter | Twitter Facebook | Twitter Google+.
Share |