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CUPS REPRESENTING GLOBAL TEA AND COFFEE HABITS 

FALL 2018  / 10 WEEKS 

Team:  INDIVIDUAL

             Exhibitions:  ID Biennial Show (2020)

                                         ID Triennial Show (2019)

                                                Grad ID Studio Show (2018)

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How can globalisation affect cultural food habits in the near future?

Understanding the evolution of dining habits due to technology-

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With technological advancement, eating habits have been impacted. To explore the possibility of how they would further evolve, I decided to experiment with experiences of food consumption

Initial concepts on food consumption methods-

Coffee Puff
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Edible Cutlery
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Pizza Plate
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I explored modification of food consumption techniques through cutlery like a plate that folds like a pizza or a caffeine chapstick. This led to identifying the important aspects of food/beverage consumption. 

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Since culture and rituals play an important part in determining food behaviours, I wanted to know which common behavioural aspect would be impacted the most.

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Experiments on food consumption behaviours-

CONSUMING FOOD FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES

USING MISSHAPEN CUTLERY

TASTING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TEA MADE WITH DIFFERENT METHODS

These experiments indicated towards amplifying certain everyday rituals for many people, but often gets overlooked by the consumer due to their fast-paced life.

What do the cups represent?

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ASHTRAY

BISCUIT DIPPER

MATCHA WHISK

MATCHA HOLDER

        Each of the lids represents certain cultural traditions of experiencing tea:

  • Ashtray represents a highly common behavior of having a tea /chai break, often with a smoke.

  • Biscuit Dipper represents a common practice of having biscuits with tea at roadside chai stalls in India.

  • Matcha Whisk represents the practice of whisking in traditional Matcha making in Japan.

  • Matcha Holder represents the practice lifting of the bowl using both the hands in traditional Matcha making.

Exhibition Shots-

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ID TRIENNIAL SHOW, 2019

Providence, RI, USA

GRAD ID STUDIO SHOW, 2018

Providence, RI , USA