Flowers metaphor

tea maker



In this project, a common product, a tea maker was given new affordance and turned into an Active Form that is the embodiment of tea making ceremony, Re-interpreting the rituals that take place when preparing tea.

TeaMaker TeaMaker
Concept Prototype


The tea maker was designed as the metaphor of flowers in a vase with the water boiler being the 'vase with flowers' and the tea preparation localised at the 'flowers'. The 'flower stems' carrying the boiling water from the boiler to the container where the tea will brew.

Tea Maker UI
Using the Tea Maker

This project was ran under my supervision by Ruben MEELDIJK as his final bachelor project while I was at Eindhoven University of Technology.