Many people have decided that they no longer require saucers along with their drinking vessels, opting instead for stable mugs, and sometimes risking a stain on the tabletop. These lovely Fin Teacups try to bring back the old custom of coupling your cup with a little plate, in this case designed to function more as a coaster.
Hsin Lin used wood and cork to create the separate bases. These materials insulate the heat from the bottoms of the mugs and catch any drips that might find their way down. The particularly smart treatment to these coasters, however, is the little slit cut into the side of each one. These allow the pads to be slotted easily over the handles of the Fin Teacups so that they can be stored and served as a pair.
The Fin Teacups Bond Mug and Mat Together to Encourage an Old Ritual
1. Saucer Revival - Revitalizing the saucer design by incorporating it as a functional and integral part of the mug and mat set.
2. Eco-friendly Materials - Using sustainable, eco-friendly materials such as wood and cork to innovate traditional tea set designs.
3. Multi-functional Design - Creating tea sets with additional functionality beyond just holding a hot beverage, such as the slotted saucers that double as coasters.
1. Home Goods - Innovating tea and coffee sets with new materials and multi-functional design opportunities to appeal to the eco-conscious consumer.
2. Hospitality - Providing guests with unique and aesthetically pleasing tea sets that enhance the dining experience, such as the Fin Teacups with slotted saucers for easy storage and serving.
3. Sustainability - Developing sustainable and eco-friendly tea sets that are functional, stylish, and cost-effective for the consumer market.