Graduation Project 2014

Nils Chudy

The perfect cup of tea

Prizes: Rene Smeets Prize, Keep an Eye Grant Prize

Department: Man and Activity


“One day of extra energy use from overfilling electric kettles is enough to light all the streetlights in England for a night.” This statement by sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu triggered Nils Chudy’s creative mind: “The minimum fill line of most kettles is at approximately 500ml. This means that if you only want one cup of tea, you waste fifty percent.” Why not heat the exact amount that you need? That’s precisely what MIITO does. Simply fill a cup, bowl or teapot with water, place it onto the induction base and immerse the heating rod. It will automatically switch on and off for an energy-saving cup of tea.


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Photographs: Femke Rijerman