If the idea is true that art and design reflect people's thinking, actions, and desires, what if there are objects for daily use on the market that reflect people’s not only positive, but also negative emotions? Negative emotions such as depression and loneliness are certainly part of being human. In order to make this concept clear to the public I do not choose installation, video, or sculpture as a medium, but objects for daily use. An important criterion is that the object must be needed by as many people as possible in everyday life, no matter what the users’ cultural background is.
The tea man (tea strainer) was developed based on this concept. Water is a relevant element for living. Drinks are prepared with water. Tea and alcohol are the most usual drinks in many cultures. The concept can reach more people of different ages through accessories for tea. The posture of the tea man gives a sad impression and this form provides enough space for the tea to develop in hot water.