Confluence by Artonomos Turns Tea Time into an Art Form

 - Aug 7, 2014
References: artonomos & designtaxi
Confluence is a topographic tea tray that makes the traditional afternoon break even more beautiful than it already is. The focus of such a treat is not only on the food and drink served, but how it is presented as well. With a sculptural surface like this, people will never look at tea time the same again.

The topographic tea tray was designed by Artonomos, a creative studio based in Hong Kong. It is carved out of Birch plywood and boasts hills and valleys like a real portion of land. The tea itself interacts with the topographic tea tray in that any spilled liquid gathers into rivers that enhance the surface rather than ruining it. Of course, this artistic design comes at a hefty cost: $1,700.