The ritual of tea making – Indian Chai, British breakfast tea, Japanese tea ceremony and the south American Matte all are universal yet local and specific in their choice of physical elements and process
Designer Iddo Charny created his own set of tools, enhancing the simplest form of tea making.
The four moving objects he created, join forces in order to complete the complex and delicate task of making a cup of tea.
The project celebrates the poetics of everyday movements. It is Inspired by the way "futuristic" machines were envisaged back in the forties and fifties, and meant to expose the joy of understanding the workings of a mechanism, exposed elements, and tangible process. Human gestures turned into simple mechanical elements. Breaking down the process into its basic components.
The choice of materials, especially the wood, is all about warmth and friendliness of the object, to enhance the domestic environment.
It is not a product, but rather a stage requisite in an imaginary scenario.
The goal of the project was not about optimizing the process or making it more efficient, but simulating the human choreography of tea making, mimicking human gestures, exploring the man – machine relationship.
This project was created as a graduation project at shenkar college of engineering and design. Israel.