joon lee: drink link tea set
joon lee: drink link tea set
mar 07, 2011

joon lee: drink link tea set

‘drink link’ by joon lee

the ‘drink link’ tea set by eindhoven-based designer joon lee is an exploration of the way we socialize and share with one another around the kitchen table. looking at old artifacts when designing the tableware, the set consists of a teapot directly connecting its cups, subsequently literally linking each of the people drinking to each other. synthetic rope is wrapped around the vessels and hardened through a heating process, while the linkages to the cups remain flexible. this arrangement encourages individuals to stay within a distance of one another, sharing in drink and conversation.

‘by mimicking a historical artifact through using a different methodology and material, I created my own interpretation of the traditional delft blue porcelain,’ says joon lee.

joon lee: drink link tea set the teapot and cups are connected to one another through synthetic rope that is wrapped around their bodies

joon lee: drink link tea set

  • I love the reference to Delftware. Go Joon!

  • You are missing a point here, peen. This project seems to be more of contextualizing through material and methodology, rather than just to use. Sometimes we need this kind of design to think and reflect.

  • I am overcome by a creeping feeling of being controlled… by a bloomin’ teapot yet. Pretty design and colours, but I would not like to be tethered.

  • You want supper? then put up with the conversation because my food stays with ME…
    Thanks Mom


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