Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:


Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Tea-Hu / cup


Calabash, named “Hu” in ancient China, means auspiciousness. People sliced it into two parts and used it as a bailer at least in Han Dynasty. It accompanies Chinese people for thousand years. However, the faucet has taken place of the bailer made by calabash with the development of urbanization.
Tea-Hu is a redefinition and redesign of calabash. By perfect cutting to make every part has its use, the new tea set made by natural material continues the idea of ancient Chinese people, and brings calabash back to modern life. It has the nature of beauty and is easy for manufacture, commercially viable, environmentally friendly and sustainable.


Wuhan University

Wuhan University
Wuhan, China


China Mobile Research institution

China Mobile Research institution
Hangzhou, China

Yao Zhang