The Frustum tea set was designed for a modern lifestyle and with the idea of continuing Japanese tea culture. Inspired by the shape of traditional iron kettles, once common in the Tōhoku region, the teapot showcases typical design features such as a conical bottom and a slightly offset edge. The conical tea cup rests comfortably in the hand, while its narrow opening bundles the fragrance. The earthenware teapot and tea cups are available in white and black.
Statement by the Jury
Based on a traditional language of form, this tea set projects an elegant appearance that expresses the significance of Japanese tea culture.
Yamatsu Co., Ltd., Gifu, Japan
mag design labo., Prof. Keita Hanazawa, Shizuoka, Japan