By happy coincidence, Shawn encountered one of his former co-workers, John, at this year’s Taiwan Designers’ Week. It was cool, because they both discovered that in the past they were in the same field, and they were still in the same field (although different for the both of them)!
這位老同事就是”Lanto 藍傢設計“的第二代負責人兼設計師John Lan，家裡是經營塑膠工廠的，John 把設計結合到家裡的傳統產業之後，利用工廠的技術，開發出新的產品，這個泡茶器就是得到德國紅點設計大獎的一項新設計品。John Lan is a designer for his brand, “Lanto by John Lan”, and the one who designed this awesome tea infusion device. It looks like a kaleidoscope, but is used during tea time, thus, “Tealeidoscope”. John’s father is the owner of the Taiwan-based plastics factory that manufactures his designs, which means that he is proudly carrying on the family business and bringing it into the modern era at the same time.
結合了泡茶球與泡茶匙的這個泡茶器，從頂部按壓之後底部的湯匙會彈出，舀一匙池茶葉後再按壓會彈回去，放進熱水中就可以泡茶；那天我們在展場看到就非常心動，John 說還不只這樣，泡完茶需要清洗的時候，只要不斷從頂部按壓，底部的湯匙就會旋轉，放在水龍頭底下邊沖水邊旋轉，就可以輕鬆的把茶葉沖掉洗乾淨，這樣的好設計，難怪會得獎呀! 當場我們就一人帶一支泡茶器回家了!
The Tealeidoscope is not only a more beautiful tea infuser, but it has several surprising functions. Firstly, when you push out the button at top, a scoop comes out the bottom, allowing you to directly scoop tea lives into the infuser. Then, you infuse your tea (of course). Once you are ready to enjoy your tea, you place the Tealeidoscope onto the cap of the original packaging it came in (smart, eh?) and enjoy… when you’re ready to clean up, you simply run the Tealeidoscope under water and keep clicking the button at top. The device will turn, turn, turn and eject the used tea leaves with the help of the running water. All done! Clean as a whistle. So simple, yet so beautiful and easy to use.
Is it any wonder that it was the winner of both a Red Dot Design Award and an iF Design Award?
Check out Lanto by John Lan at the links below:
Lanto 藍傢設計 官網: http://lanto.ca/
Lanto 藍傢設計 粉絲頁: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lanto/128448483883163