Wilhelm Wagenfelds 1931 Teeservice is without doubt one of the most iconic examples of product design.
Whilst undeniably formally inspired by Wagenfelds aesthetic wonder, New York based designer Yuki Hirayama has bravely attempted to update the design.
She’s made it electric.
And we like the result.
Through the addition of induction plates to a conical indentation in the base the user can boil water in the pot before lowering the tea leaves in.
Following infusion lift the tea leaves out and enjoy.
Thanks to the fact that the induction elements are inside the conical indentation – the tea pot stands flat on any surface.
We can’t comment on if the resulting tea actually tastes any good – but at the moment we’re far to busy being impressed by the design to care.
However, and as so often – it’s a student project.
And so not commercially available – yet…..