A Spot Of Tea

A better and bolder teacup set. The T-Win Demitasse Cup looks strangely alien to me for some reason yet the only things different about it are very subtle. The ringlet handles are oddly placed. I’m not sure I like it because having a handle so high up means the rest of my hand touches the cup which if filled with hot tea won’t be a pleasurable experience. On the other hand, I love how the center of the saucer rises up into the cup to prevent it from slipping.

Designer: Karl Baxter

T-win Demitasse Cup by Karl Baxter




  • lider says:

    japanese design’s taste

  • karl says:

    to clarify, as the cup is twin walled, there will be no touching a hot cup and hence, only pleasurable experience.

  • karl says:

    and it’s a demitasse cup

  • RAH says:

    how do you store plates one on another? it is impossible

  • karl says:

    thanks Rah, great point. Next iteration will have small grooves for that purpose, that double as a tea spoon slot.

  • Yuuta says:

    The placement of the handles is too strange and lacks good reason at least for the cup, the saucer is ok though. Holding the handle up there brings your hand a bit too close to the face to be comfortable. And then the ringlet design at that position seems like it poses weight distribution problems.

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