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.

Drink Link Tea Set by Joon Lee  in home furnishings  Category

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

Drink Link Tea Set by Joon Lee  in home furnishings  Category

“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.