Cloud. 2020 | April Tian

Cloud provides a tea making surface for users to have a spiritual engagement with what you are making and what you are experiencing. Both wet and dry tea making process can be done on the same surface. Respecting the tea making tradition, tea waste can be fully recycled and reused.

Design Story

Tea has played an important cultural role in Asian history. Tea is not about just drinking, it can not only calm people’s body and spirit, but also be used in many social occasions. As the inheritor of Chinese culture, I hope that through my works, more people will understand the tea ceremony, find the calming moment in peace and live in the moment.

Design Concept

Under the pressure of this fast paced world, espeically in China, people are hardly to get gathering together share time with friends and families, also in finding the balance between physical and spiritual. There are a lot of distractions stuffed around us, and the traditional tea making is still where keeps the peacefulness. Retriving from Taoism and Buddhism, the tea ceremony does a very good job on helping people find the inner peace. Tea leads a bridge from nature to human, from individual to groups. Magnifying this process and seeing the water flows can lead people to another stage of balance, and providing an opportunity to communicate.

                                                                  柿柿如意

                                                               SHISHIRUYI

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

SHI QI, HONGYU LIU, CHRISTIAN BLYT, RAINY HUANG, TREVOR OSBORN, MARTIN MCLENNAN, SCOTT STANILAND, SOPHIE GAUR, KEITH DOYLE, IAN RHODES, HELEN HAI, ANDY SONG, EVE SUEN, KYLE SHEN, ALAN LI, WEIWEI LI, DYLAN XU, CYNTHIA YANG, CLORIS SITU, LALA QIAN, CHENCHEN WU

About Designer

 

 

 

 

Designer : April Tian

Contact : +1 7782882837

Wechat : onedirection0420

Email : apriltian97@gmail.com

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Industrial design

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