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Water Prism / water glass

Water Prism
Water Prism

Sunlight can be broken into different colors through a prism. The colors are usually called "spectrum" or "rainbow". Water Prism is inspired by this beautiful physical phenomenon.
By a sloping bottom, the regular glass cup is divided into two triangular sections. When the glass cup is filled with water, the top section becomes a water prism allowing sunlight passing through to project a “rainbow” on table.
This design intends to encourage people to find, observe and create the beauty of nature in life.


Beihang University

Beihang University
Beijing, China

Yinshuai Zhang,
Tsinghua University

Shuai Chang,
Tsinghua University

Nanjin Chen,
Tsinghua University

Hansi Zhao,
Beijing University of Technology