September 17, 2012


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The Happy Pots is a tableware set designed around the theme of “Happiness”. We all fulfill our lives in different ways and in our current society, we sometimes forget how we can beautify our daily routine.


What is happiness?

When designing the Happy Pots, my aim was to create an object that would promote the true values of happiness.

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Childhood memories.

When I was young, I used to come back everyday from school and prepare myself a large bowl of hot chocolate. The challenge was to carry this extremely hot bowl from the kitchen to the living room so I could watch my favourite TV program. Children love to carry things, remember your brand new school bag at the beginning of the year?


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The wooden handles and cork surfaces on my tableware are a response to those happy moments.


Making Process (slideshow)

To reproduce the bubble shape I was looking for, I had to try different moulding techniques. The best result was by pouring plaster in a condom and sanding the piece down. Then, I had to make moulds for the teapot, the bowl and the cup to slip-cast  each one. See slideshow.


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When designing the Happy Pots, my aim was to create an object that would promote the true values of happiness.

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I always believed that well designed products respectful of the user and the environment, could enhance our life.

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The pots present surprising features as, when filled up with hot drinks, they can be easily carried thanks to functional heat-isolating wooden handles as well as cork-covered surfaces.

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Through harmonious shapes my tea set is designed to make our life a bit sweeter and gather people around a cup of tea to share memorable times.


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The Happy Pots have been featured in the international magazine Monocle Issue 57 in October 2012. They were part of the 'Inventory' section gathering the best products of the month.

 
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AuthorJon Gomez