2011 Galleries

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Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Pengtao Yu
Design Type: Product
Company / Organization / School: ArtCenter College/ Continuum Internship

Many people do not like tea because it can taste bitter. It gets bitter if one steeps the tea for too long. Tea-Time uses a flipping action to start the timing. Like the sand in an hourglass, the liquid tea drains into the bottom part when the steeping time is up, to visually tell the user that the tea is ready. Meanwhile, the liquid tea is separated from the tea leaf. Tea-Time uses a spring-loaded timer to make the whole product remain low-tech and traditional.