Tea time dates back to ancient times when various herbal concoctions were enjoyed by a larger variety of nations and groups and the utensils used in the process of tea-making have undergone much change to suit today's modernistic appeals; thus, the NewChi 'Ballet' tea set was born. This tea set not only pleases the metropolitan eye, but also serves as a tribute to the appeal of a ballerina who masters balance and turns it into a graceful dance form.
The pieces in the tea set do not have flat or circular bottoms, rather than all end triangularly and are helped to stand by the handle which also reaches the table at a point. With two small points of contact, the NewChi Ballet tea set is striking and will quickly catch attention if left on a table. The smooth white design reminds one of how effortless and smooth the moves of a ballerina are and the fact that it balances upon two small points makes this tea set the best ode to ballet the world of tea has ever seen.
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The NewChi 'Ballet' Tea Set Stands Precariously But Beautifully
1. Balancing Design - Opportunity for creating objects with non-traditional bases and that rely on balance as a main feature.
2. Function-form Unification - Chance to merge functionality with aesthetics, where the object’s form enhances its usefulness.
3. Minimizing Contact Surfaces - Trend of reducing the amount of points where an object contacts a surface, improving cleanliness and simplifying design.
1. Home Décor Industry - Opportunity for creating new designs of functional objects that catch people’s attention and add a unique decoration touch to any home.
2. Hospitality Industry - Chance to offer cutting-edge tableware to restaurants and cafes, resulting in a surprising and modern tea or snack time experience for customers.
3. Wellness Industry - Trend in the wellness industry to develop holistic approaches to balance, providing a great opportunity to use these tea sets as a metaphor for balance in life.