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Tea Buddy / Tea cup

Tea Buddy
Tea Buddy

Discipline: Product

Tea Buddy

Discipline: Product

By utilizing an innovative technology, the Tea Buddy solved three critical problems of the process of traditional Chinese tea making, which are time control, temperature control and the proportion between tealeaves and water. Users without any prior knowledge are capable of making a cup of perfect tea easily and efficiently with the help of the Tea Buddy. Meanwhile, it simplifies a variety of different tools by combining them into one cup. Moreover, the Tea Buddy is made of PLA, which is a biodegradable thermoplastic aliphatic polyester derived from renewable resources, such as cornstarch. Thus, it has no negative impact on the environment.

  • DATE OF LAUNCH 2016

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 13 - 24 months

  • TARGET REGIONS Asia

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics / Design Quality, Innovation / Autonomy, Environmental Impact

Client / Manufacturer

Madison (shanghai) industrial design Co., Ltd.

Madison (shanghai) industrial design Co., Ltd.
Shanghai, China

Design

Madison (shanghai) industrial design Co., Ltd.

Madison (shanghai) industrial design Co., Ltd.
Shanghai, China