TEA TIME is an object with memory. It emphasises that moment in the evolution of the tea cup when a handle was added to the traditional recipient imported from the Far East to Europe in the seventeenth century.
THE HANDLE MAKES THE TEA CUP.
Tea is the second most common beverage in the world after water. Drinking tea and its rituals have evolved very differently in different parts of the world. An investigation of all aspects of tea as a beverage, tableware and rituals led to choose a specific time in the history of tea and of human history, when during the eighteenth century the traditional oriental bowl became a cup by addind a handle.
TEA TIME's design gives the handle all the attention. Thanks to the shape of the handle the cup is also the saucer when turned upside down.