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Tea Infuser | JUNE 2013

Copper | Stainless Steel Wire

We were asked to design hand tool for this project. I started out to collect images about hand tools and. I defined hand tool as 2 parts: Activity that hands can’t achieve+ Things to facilitate the activity. I chose to work on mesh structures as it always bothers me how to create one. I started to look for different ways to create mesh structures and found out that with bobbin lace it’s possible to create mesh on different surfaces. After the technique is learned, I then set out to look for applications. Tea filter seemed to fit best for the application. The tea infuser is then developed.

Bobbin 1st lace try-outs

Try-out with metal wire and pattern

Result of pattern making with metal wire

Circular try-out

Result of circular try-out

Video Demonstration