Awards : Nomination Award 提名奖
Category : Industrial & Product 工业产品
Designer : 石大宇 Jeff Dayu Shi
Praise of Bamboo Tea Tray Set II 赞竹茶盘II
石大宇 Jeff Dayu Shi
Praise of bamboo Tea Tray Set II is the first Red dot award winning tea tray set, designed by Jeff Dayu Shi. Praise of bamboo Tea Tray Set II is designed with slightly elevated ridge to induce water drainage. The freely arranged bamboo sticks serve as filter and water level indicator, these sticks shaped as quarter of a cylinder symbolized harmony and serenity. However, this design offers more than it meets the eyes, these sticks existed for more functionality than mere aesthetic perception. bamboo sticks have less contact surfaces that maximize air flow, allow more effective tea and water filtering and prevents clogging when tea spillage run through. Meanwhile, when water is poured into the tray, these sticks float up and down vertically that paints a picture of tranquility and elegance. The drainage channel, along with the cotton thread and the pottery sinker, replaces the plastic tube which is often seen in the normal tea tray design. Water goes down along the cotton thread like a glassy water pillar, with the pull of the pottery sinker, into the water container. This eco-friendly design also solves the noise problem existing in the traditional drainage system.