The Upon Teapot by Nikolo Kerimov is Inspired by Mountains and Clouds

By: Meghan Young - May 2, 2014
References: nikolokerimov & behance.net
Tea time is a ritual in various parts of the world, but that doesn't mean it focuses on the beauty of the tools used, that is, unless the Upon Teapot replaced more traditional kettles. Instead of focusing on the motions of the ritual itself, tea drinkers will find themselves enamored by the transparent vessel that holds their hot beverage. Since the Upon Teapot is inspired by nature, this doesn't take away from the serene experience.

Designed by Nikolo Kerimov, an industrial designer based in Finland, the Upon Teapot was specifically influenced by mountainous landscapes the teas are harvested from as well as the clouds that "almost seem like made of tea/rain tea," as written on its Behance page. It is finished with a cork lid and platter.