|Personaの概要||A family of simple teacups which initially seem identical but soon show their own subtle personality. The basic silhouette of Persona is a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional Chinese tea cup with lid. Closer inspection reveals a series of individual texture like patterns which are almost more tactile than visual. The true quality of these cups are only fully appreciated once held in the hand or up against the light, when the translucency of the delicate porcelain accentuates the patterns.|
|ディレクター||Office for Product Design|
|デザイナー||Office for Product Design|
The Persona teacups are not only vessels for tea drinking. The design provides a chance for users to pay attention to every little thing, thus sharpen the senses toward inner and exterior environment.
The touch of natural material is irreplaceable by any modern technology. Porcelain has been used by human beings to make utensils for over a thousand years and proved to be one of the most ideal materials.
A beautiful piece of porcelain encourages people to appreciate the refinement of things, which is rare in a modern world. A set of well designed teacups remind us to cherish every moment in life, even just drinking a cup of tea.
The patterns outside the cup are so delicate and complicate that the design is almost impossible for mass production. Through intense discussion between designer, engineer and maker, a unique molding solution was found and the outcome is satisfying.
The choice of natural material and the aesthetic behind the product fit in the universal value, while Chinese element and western shapes can be also easily found. The project showed that a good design can be achieved by knowing where we are from and keep an open minded attitude toward different cultures.
|ユーザー・社会に伝えたいこと||The basic silhouette of Persona is a reinterpretation of the traditional Chinese tea cup with lid. Closer inspection reveals a series of individual texture like patterns which are almost more tactile than visual. The true quality of these cups are only fully appreciated once held in the hand or up against the light, when the translucency of the delicate porcelain accentuates the patterns.|
著作権利者：(C)JIDPO GOOD DESIGN AWARD [ G-Mark Library ]