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The Secant Collection Lets You Pour Water and Tea Out of Cones

 - Jun 24, 2011
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If you were to look at the Secant collection, you'd probably think this was something out of an M.C. Escher painting rather than a tea pot and a pitcher set, but that's kind of the point of these geometric fluid holders by French designers Ymonet Baptiste and Vincent Jousseaume.

The Secant collection is made up of polygonal shapes which have been smashed together into the weirdest tea pot and pitcher set I've ever seen. Sure, it makes sense that you'd be pouring water out of a cone, but just seeing it together with other blocky objects does something to the eyes that's simultaneously awe-inspiring and unsettling. Now all you have to do is figure out how to hold that awkward tea pot handle.

Implications - As product designs have become streamlined and predictable, consumers are growing apathetic towards items that appear commonplace. Incorporating design elements that are impractical yet eye-catching reinvigorates consumer interest in a product.