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Brief Published: 20 Oct 2011

Thermochromatic Tea Table


A heat-sensitive table designed for use at Beijing design store Wuhao’s pop-up teashop during Beijing Design Week uses thermo-chromatic pigment technology to engage users.

Designed by Huo Yijin, the table’s surface changes from brown to vibrant green when hot objects are placed on it or boiling water is spilt on it.

The table shows an emerging trend for the playful use of chromics as discussed in the Stylus report Responsive Pigments. Beijing Design Week ended on October 3 2011.