Ripple Tea Table

Great simple project by jeonghwa seo and hanna chung. I think I’ll have to make on of these!

According to the designers, easterners commonly believe that small changes of an individual person or object can make big impact on the larger society, thus,
leading to a modest and totalitarian culture. this social tendency described as a ‘ripple effect’ was translated here into tea ceremony table.

Ripples are created on the top water layer of the table surface everytime the tea cup and saucer are moved by the user. through this project, seo and chung wanted to emphasize the importance of considering cultural mentality and context as a backdrop to their work.

more pics mirrored after the jump via designboom

‘ripple effect tea table’
as part of his graduation project for IM masters design academy eindhoven,

‘ripple effect tea table’ by korean industrial designer jeonghwa seo in partnership with

hanna chung is a reflection of eastern mentality towards social relationships.

according to the designers, easterners commonly believe that small changes

of an individual person or object can make big impact on the larger society, thus,

leading to a modest and totalitarian culture. this social tendency described as a

‘ripple effect’ was translated here into tea ceremony table.


ripples are created on the top water layer of the table surface everytime the tea cup

and saucer are moved by the user. through this project, seo and chung wanted to emphasize

the importance of considering cultural mentality and context as a backdrop

to their work.

detail



hanna chung using ‘ripple effect tea table’

jeonghwa seo and hanna chung

3 Responses to “Ripple Tea Table”

  1. Ben Says:

    super cool looking, but i don’t get why the water doesn’t spill off the table?

  2. Alex Gore Says:

    Wow what a simply, stunning effect.

  3. Christina Rodriguez Says:

    Wow, this is a beautiful concept. I’d love to see it live someday.

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