The Tetsu-Kyusu: Materials Analysis & Design Proposal
Student | Lisa Pesok School of Continuing and Professional Studies
In exploring the materials used to create the traditional Japanese teapot, the Tetsu-Kyusu, I found that the core materials were cast-iron and stainless steel. In trying to better understand how these materials are created, used, and re-used, I found that the creation of the materials from raw elements to completion was an incredibly environmentally-taxing process. However once created, these materials are sturdy and can be recycled relatively easily. So the thought became: how might we maximize the use of already produced cast-iron and stainless steel in our lives?