In Chinese tea drinking, traditionally, the lid will be placed ever so slightly tilted so as to leave a gap so that the aroma of the leaves can escape and fill the air, creating an olfactory experience in addition to the taste. Inspired by this, designer Lu Yicong developed GAP, an aromatherapy diffuser that mirrors this age-old process in an minimalistic, ultra-modern device.
After placing the desired essential oils, inside, the user can activate the diffusing process by pressing the top section. The tilted top mimics that of the tea cup and allows the aroma to disperse for psychological and physical well-being.
Designer: Lu Yicong