Chai = tea
In most street corners in India, you'll find a chaiwalla, standing over a pot of steaming tea, or "chai"
The chaiwalla brings people together for a moment in time, a chai break is a welcome pause in the day to day chaos of the city.
It is almost a ritual, from the way the tea is unique from each vendor, to the way in which it it is poured and served.
This ritual of tea drinking gave rise to the "Mister Chai" table, taking the form of its based from the miniature scalloped glass chai cups used to serve hot tea.
The use of a wire frame structure allowed us to recreate the weightlessness and delicate nature of these glass cups, and each metal scallop is individually cut, bent and welded together to create the circular form.
The table top is crafted from the local teak wood, and delicately tapers outwards to create a soft form. It is finished in a natural polish to enhance the wood grain.
This object works for residential and commercial spaces, making a perfect statement side table.
+ solid teak wood + powder coated mild steel frame + natural finish
+ frame colours
+black +red +yellow
20W (dia) x 19"H