An updated design turns the humble appliance into a home centerpiece

The Teawith kettle is an electronic appliance designed to sit anywhere, even act as a centerpiece for the living room. Merging oriental elements with a wholesome austerity, its tinier size, simple operation and beauty makes it the appliance for the modern home.

The designer behind the kettle is Keren Hu and the piece is part of the Royal College of Art’s 2016 Graduation Show, Dezeen reports. The simple kettle is Hu’s departure from traditional values in designing home appliances.

The design is fueled by Hu’s belief in the changes of how people live. Now, people live in smaller, shared homes. With the shrinking space, functional appliances should fit outside the kitchen. The Teawith can be displayed on shelves, on desks or even center tables. The designer tells Dezeen:

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