Mexico City – Tomás, a new tea house in Mexico City, uses design to organise a vast range of product varieties and to simplify the art of connoisseurship.
The design, created by Monterrey-based group Savvy Studio, is homely and inviting, while displaying almost scientific precision in
organising the range of teas on offer. Individual teas are displayed along the
wall in tin containers, with a visual language that uses numbers and colours to
categorise them and explain their properties.
In the tea room, furnishings are designed using wood, ceramics and leather, while on the walls customised illustrations portray the culture and consumption surrounding tea. The effect is to ‘communicate a sense of balance between modernity and tradition’, according to Savvy Studio’s website.
As tea drinkers become increasingly discerning in their preferences, the design of tea houses and tea packaging is evolving to meet their tastes, a trend we explore in our A Whole New Blend microtrend.
For more on Savvy Studio’s work, see our Portfolio feature.