In honour of the Interior Design Show (read more here), which starts tonight and runs through Sunday, I thought I'd share this clever and functional design.
Those of you who follow me on Twitter have already been sent this link, but I thought it was just too cute/gory not to post a photo! (Don't worry, it's just red tea!)
The Sharky infuser, by Argentinian designer Pable Matteoda, won third place in designboom's Beyond Silver competition, which aimed to find designs for functional and prestigious silverware with a twist.
On the competition page, Matteoda says, "INFUSION means to extract certain properties from an soluble ingredient such as tea leaves , herbs or fruit by soaking in liquid (water) until it gets saturated. So we can say that a infuser is the in charged of make this happen. This is a ludic point of view about the color given off from the phenomenon, which makes more interesting the waiting of the whole process."
Would you let Sharky take a swim in your mug?
I totally would. And would hum the Jaws theme the entire time! Ba dun ba dun ....