Vapor Breeze Tea Set by Naai-Jung Shih

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Vapor Breeze

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Tea Set

INSPIRATION:
The concept of this design was originated from the rolling and rising configuration of vapor out of a cup of tea. The steaming mist is so elegant and imaginative that it has created a rising dynamics of essence. The lights and shadows seem flowing around the body and switching constantly. The elegance of essence needs to be captured and frozen into a form that we can enjoy every day.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The enshrouding mist is now substantiated by a rolling surface. The entire set can be put on desktop or any flat surface for pleasant visual and touching experience. The symbolized vapor strips circle entire body with a streaming effect. The holes let people see the depth of the vapor in a mist. The pointed base is designed purposely to make the set look like floating in the air. The pot and cup share the same vocabulary. Cup shares the same dynamic theme in a more open-up manner.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Interaction starts from setting up the tea set with cups around like a family meeting or campfire chatting. This set is intended to be used and displayed in daily life. The whole set features a hilarious scene when holds upside down to drain water. The purposely oriented notches create a visual orientation as guided from the cup to the pot and vice versa. The similar vocabulary of geometry and visual language creates a humor interaction in the set and to the user. The interaction is made possible by guiding the line of sight around it to explicitly see the mist metaphor inside the cup or to be implied by the skins of the teapot.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project started as early as 2016 in Taipei. Various types of configuration were explored in several on-and-off preliminary tests without s particular function in mind. The specific set was finalized as how the parts were shaped and assembled in 2018. The duration of last presentation was about two months of intensive works.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
This configuration was made by applying a thicken function to a thin layer of hyperbolical surface instead of sculpting from a cube primitive. The curve was modified by a mathematic equation. This shift of design paradigm offers me a great freedom and opens up a whole new set of vocabulary during the creation process. The complicated shape can only be made by 3D printer followed by a delicate painting process in white. It makes me believe there is a strong connection between the order of mathematics and daily life aesthetics.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The dimension of pot is 10cm(W) x 10cm(D) x 10cm(H). The dimension of cup is 4cm(W) x 4cm(D) x 3cm(H). The material can sustain a temperature up to 170 degree of centigrade.

TAGS:
tea set, desktop installation, soft skin, lights and shadows

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Researches were made to the composition of materials with sufficient heat resistance to temperature. The shape with continuous effect was also studied to ensure a smooth dynamic order occurred between vapor, water, tea, and essence.

CHALLENGE:
The most challenging part of all was to create a vapor vocabulary that lets the edges and surfaces of the cube being self-evolving. The selection of color was also a challenge that has to make the opaque body look light-weighted like the mist in the air with a sense of transparency. The answer is a white color that can use light and shadow to enhance the product image during tasting. The passages through the teapot and cup body create 3D channels inside as a pattern interlaced with tea. The composition makes the looks inside interesting too.

ADDED DATE:
2019-02-12 11:44:29

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Images and photo credit are taken by Naai-Jung Shih.

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Naai-Jung Shih

PROFILE:
He is a professor from the Department of Architecture, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He instructs a number of courses like design studio, three-dimensional scan, and RP in architecture. He publishes research papers and enjoys creative design works for years.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Vapor Breeze Tea Set by Naai-Jung Shih is a Nominee in Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design Category.

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Vapor Breeze Tea Set by Naai-Jung Shih is Winner in Generative, Algorithmic and Parametric Design Category, 2018 - 2019.



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