Naoto Fukasawa’s elegant and minimal Cha is both a stovetop kettle and a teapot with infuser for the table. Cha, the Japanese word for tea, is made of 18/10 stainless steel and it suitable for all cooktops, including induction. The thermoplastic handle and knob resemble forged steel, but remains cool when heated.
Naoto Fukasawa graduated with a degree in product design from Tokyo’s Tama Art University in 1980. He worked for IDEO in San Francisco and became head of its Tokyo office. In 2003 he established Naoto Fukasawa Design and launched his own brand of household products called +0 (PlusMinusZero). His minimalist style stems from a philosophy he calls “Without Thought.” As he explains, “People shouldn’t really have to think about an object when they are using it. Not having to think about it makes the relationship between a person and an object run more smoothly. Finding ideas in people’s spontaneous behavior and realizing these ideas in design is what Without Thought is about”. Fukasawa has won over fifty awards, including the American IDEA Gold Award.