SHI is a kind of storage-type tea tray, which is made of natural stone and metal (aluminum) water chassis, modeling simple. The disk is designed with drop type through the plane with concave surface, with height difference of 1.6 cm. The plane is used as dry areas, the concave as wet areas, which cleverly realizes tea-making scenarios of dry and wet depart. Besides, for the concave is lower, so we can visually see the tea overflowing from the drain, which prompts the user dumping of tea.
Tea tray is usually plane and tea water flows everywhere when using under the condition, which brings inconvenience. The design inspiration comes from bridge, which integrates plane & concave and presents the tension of shape. The concave brings height difference, which not only realizes dry and wet depart, but also can be easy to drain water, while cleverly reminding the state of water storage.
SHI is made of natural stone and aluminum. The natural stone is treated by CNC and water knife cutting molding technology, which surface is realized by sandblasting technology. The aluminum is treated by die drawing and cutting technology, which surface is realized by matte painting.
tea tray, stone design, simple, natural interaction, instinct, light weight, different materials combination
The flat part of the tea tray is placed with the tea set and the concave part is the operating area. The height difference between the plane surface and concave surface allows an efficient drainage. When the water reaches three quarters of the tank, the user can visually observe the water level from the lowest point of the concave surface to facilitate the timely dumping.
The project was started in xiamen in February 2019, completed in xiamen in September 2019 and exhibited in Shanghai in October 2019.