On the Difficulty of Serving Tea

A ritual turned into a challenge

Technology and design are known to make life easier. But what if by making a task more difficult, the experience becomes more engaging, playful and social? 

One of Daily’s very first projects, this tea device takes up the challenge.

Temporary Installation — 2011
2011 London Design Week, Victoria & Albert Museum

London, UK

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A traditional North African teapot,  glasses, spoons, a set of pulleys, lots of string, tea leaves, mint leaves, hot water, and let’s not forget a sugar cube catapult: this is how you transform a ritual into a challenge.

During design week at the V&A in London in 2011, Daily took part in the Chi-TEK Tea Party, an event celebrating the work of internationally acclaimed women artists who use computers, electronics and technology in their work. With our low tech proposition, we chose to highlight human interactions.


    • Thanks to MzTEK Team for the invite
    • A Project by Daily tous les jours
  • Creative Direction
    • Mouna Andraos
    • Melissa Mongiat
  • Design team
    • Sophie Grignard
    • Yolène Leroux
    • Olivier Coquet
  • Production
    • Philippe Savard
    • Robocut

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