Here comes the work from studio koya, which is called roofers, a cup cover that aims to solve the problems around a traditional spout by providing a “roof” for liquid to run underneath.
This project aims to solve the problems around a traditional spout by providing a ‘roof’ for liquid to run underneath. It happens to us that when pour out the tea from a teapot, water drips and liquid tends to gather around the edges, creating limescale. Limescale is a troublesome issue that takes time to deal with. Also, the spout faces upwards, offering an opening for any dust or particles to enter the vessel, when left on the table.
Pouring from the spout on a teapot for example, it drips, liquid tends to gather around the edges creating limescale and it is a difficult shape to access for washing. The spout also faces upwards, offering an opening for any dust or particles to enter the vessel, when left on the table.
Here, roofers provides us with a nice solution to solve this problem by removing the spout from the vessel and replace it underneath the lid. The “roof” has no opening, so protects the contents, while the curve pushes the liquid back into the vessel after pouring, which prevents any drips forming.
Roofers is made of three types of objects: a jug, a thermos and a teapot. It works with any kind of liquid, without large solids. Hot or cold water, milk, tea, coffee, orange juice (with bits), soy sauce, various oils, etc.