Award 2019

Valeska Tullney

Ao – Tea Cans


AO is the old Japanese name for a colour spectrum from green to blue – the colour of distant mountains. Inspired by the Japanese “Way of Tea, this five-part series of mouth-blown tea caddies was created. The flowing surface structure invites a conscious haptic examination of the object. The heavy, sand-cast bronze lid ages and is, by nature, imperfect. Symbols of movement and change with simultaneous inner peace. The essence of drinking tea.

1st prize (Product Designs)


Valeska Tullney is a product design student from Hamburg, who studies at the HAWK Hildesheim. During her studies, she got to know the different facets of glassmaking and appreciates the material for its versatility and elegance.