A tea set for Esse, one of the biggest Turkish culinary retail, that has coherence between elements and designed Turkish households in mind.
Solo Project with Collaborative Research Phase
Research Team: Medina Bektesevic, Derya Adiyaman, Ezgi Cetin, Ilkin Tasdelen
Brief: Design a tea brewer, and a serving set that improves drinking Turkish tea experience.
Duration: 2 Months (Spring 2012)
Sponsored by Esse Housewares Turkey
Designed with-in existing Turkish rituals on tea making and serving, Spotea offers a better tea experience to low-to-middle class families by smart use of materials.
It eliminates going to nearby tea maker for checking the status of boiling by expressing the interface among itself, reflecting light through its body. By this way, users may know the status of their tea, just by seeing the lights through the kitchen even its dark.
Inspired by traditional Turkish serving tray “aski a.k.a çayci askisi”, serving set aims to enable serving max. capacity possible by its smart area use.
This was the first project that I got introduced user-centered design research and methods in-depth. I learned and did user interviews, contextual inquiries in the research phase. After the research phase, I also practiced workshop tools and machining as part of my form-giving process. After I finalized my form, I learned to work with 3D Studio Max and Vray rendering engine to create product shots.
If I had more time on this project, I would have: