ZUTEA is a ritual enhanced tea-maker for the office environment to reduce work-related stress. I explored the habits of Dutch office-workers and rituals involved in making tea. Zutea attempts to bring back the rich qualities of tea-making and involves the user, but still in an automated way.

To take the minds of work and allow workers to take time to relax, Zutea combines an aesthetically pleasing design with an elegant and intuitive interaction. Tea is added to a flower, pulled down and while the flower uprights itself, hot water mixes with the tea until it is ready to be poured.

  • Bachelor graduation project
  • Client: TU Eindhoven (PhD research)