When taken off its shelf to begin the morning’s breakfast ritual, T Pot’s classical form is pristine white. It is placed on the kitchen table between two cups on saucers, a bowl of fruit, and the newspaper as water on the stove-top begins to boil. Sleepily, tea is spooned from a tin. Hot water is poured and T pot blossoms with cobalt blue lines of interlocking tendrils, leaves, and flowers. As the water level climbs so do the vines as the epoxy-transferred Thermochromic ink is activated by the elevated temperature. The entire pot is quickly enveloped in pattern.

When taken off the shelf to begin the morning’s breakfast ritual, T pot’s classical form is pristinely white.   It is placed on the kitchen table between two cups on saucers, a bowl of fruit, and the newspaper as water begins to boil on the stove.  Sleepily, tea is spooned from a tin.   Hot water is poured and T pot blossoms with cobalt blue lines of interlocking tendrils, leaves, and flowers.  As the water level climbs so do the vines as the epoxy-transferred Thermochromic ink is activated by the elevated temperature.   The entire pot is quickly enveloped in pattern.  

Today’s happens to be a leisurely breakfast.  The level and intensity of the teapot’s pattern projects the tea’s cooling temperature to the surface of the pot.  When T pot returns to its original white form, breakfast is over.

Product: Tea Set
Status: Completed 2014
Designer: Thomas Kosbau