Kalyani Tupkary

Diploma Project Mountain Made Tea Artefacts Design for Creative Mountain Economy
Praveen Nahar

Echostream Pvt. Ltd.

The project brief proposed the designing of a series of products using mountain crafts and appropriate technologies for a wide national and international market segment. The project promoted the local artisans by creating opportunities for sustainable growth and development and represented innovation, design and the aspirations of the people from the mountainous regions of the Himalayas.The end product was an analog tea timer that makes the perfect cup of tea with its precise design. It was made of locally-sourced, naturally-treated dhar wood. Handcrafted to precise calibration, it demonstrated fine craftsmanship from the mountains. Added was a set of stoneware tea cups, each made by local potters in Khitam, South Sikkim.