Product Design in Tea Space by Karesansui Images
|關鍵字:||枯山水;台灣茶;飲茶空間;產品設計;Karesansui;Taiwan Tea;Tea Space;Product Design|
Even though tea culture has been an essential part of Taiwanese’ life, it is seemingly that the demand of coffee has gradually replaced the demand of tea nowadays. In this time which efficiency and speed are the paramount, making tea, appreciating tea, and reciting verses leisurely have become such a rare experience. Place where we have tea has also changed from home, to teahouse, or even on the computer desk. As a consequence, in order to enhance younger generation’s willingness to slow down and have a nice cup of tea, and their understanding of tea-related knowledge, “Withered Mountain, Tea Stream” attempts to transform tea room via product design. For the design concepts, the author integrated the philosophy and characters of Karesansui garden, ritual behaviors in Japanese tea ceremony, and characters of Taiwan tea culture and tea space, analyzed design projects worldwide that are related to Karesannsui, tea ware, and tea space, and finally concluded the features of elements maintained above. “Withered Mountain, Tea Stream” was based on individual tea space. Firstly, through brainstorming and model making, design concepts were converged on a tea set design, including teapot, tea serving pot, teacup, smelling cup and tea tray. Next, the author then combined the design with the image of Karesannsui and Sisodosi, along with marble interlocking device, which is made by the concept of Rube Goldberg machine, to present the spatial relationship of the tea set and Karesannsui garden. After another divergent thinking process, the author reexamined and reintegrated the moulding design of tea wares and tea tray, ritual behavior of making tea, the lines of tea tray, and the routes of marble movement. The tea set “Withered Mountain, Tea Stream” was then finished. Since lighting is indispensable in a space and has the functions of reviving and defining the space, in addition to tea ware design, “Withered Mountain, Tea Stream” was extended to another work - the luminaire “Dried Fruit”. In “Dried Fruit”, the author extracted the image of dried fruits’ fibers to correspond with the sand pattern of Karesannsui garden, and use iron wires to imitate water. “Withered Mountain, Tea Stream” was exhibited at NCTU Art Center in 2015. Collecting reflections and suggestions, the author again reexamined the work and proposed a revised proposal. In the end of the thesis, the author summarized the difficulties and challenges during the design procedure, and provided future directions and suggestions for designers who have interests to research and design tea spaces or products related to Karesannsui.
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