Does this look familiar?
Maybe a little bit?
… Cue the Celine Dion music.
Images via Tea.Tanic
Tea.Tanic is a stainless steel tea bag holder replicated after the Titanic.
Designed by Gordon Adler in Germany, the concept was to honor those on that fateful voyage.
Aside from the unusual shape of this tea bag holder, it’s designed to fit all teacups and coffee mugs, and brew you a better cup of tea.
Smashing the tea bag between the plates, produces a better tasting more flavorful tea. All you have to do is squeeze!
And don’t get too sad just yet. This ship only sinks half way when you steep your tea. So, you don’t have to be totally reminded of the sad events. But beyond that, looking at this design for what it is, it’s a beautiful way to steep your tea, and add that extra touch of unique personal style to the kitchen.
Now, the design is actually really elegant and kind of clever, but I can see how the subject matter might be a bit morose for some.
Should Adler have opted for a different ship? Or would this design not make the same impact if he did? Should he have “sunk your battleship” instead? What do you think would be a better alternative (if that’s the case)?
However, before you jump to conclusions, and think this is a melancholy idea, consider this:
Tea.Tanic commemorates the 100 year anniversary of those who lost their lives on the Titanic.
So, think of this as more of a memorial honoring the lives lost. Not just a reminder of a great tragedy. The real tragedy would be forgetting all the lives that were lost.
Though, it’s all a matter of perception!