Eindhoven-based designer Joon Lee looks to old artifacts when designing tableware that engages people to converse at the table. The “Drink Link” tea set consists of a teapot connected to its cups, directly linking every person to each other.

Synthetic rope covering the porcelain was hardened through a heating process while the linkages to the cups remained flexible.

“By mimicking an historical artifact through using a different methodology and material, I created my own interpretation of the traditional Delft blue porcelain,” says Joon Lee.