tea cup concept

Every regular tea drinker can relate to the problem with the used tea bag. Where should you put it when you don't need it anymore?

My solution consists of a tea cup with a special handle. The handle is hollow with a thin gap on the top. You put the tea bag into the cup, with the sting hanging in the gap. When the tea is ready, you just slide the bag up into the handle and a small wall stops the bag from falling back down. When you wash the cup, you just slide the bag back out by pulling it's string.

This was an individual project at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design / Fall 2011