The lid of the Alessi Cha is easily but firmly introduced in the corpus of the kettle / teapot, in order to remain closed while it is used. The flexible handle of Cha is fixed at the corpus in a way that it snaps when the object is levered vertically, so that it is easier to pour the content.
The handle of Cha is close to the corpus, which means that the multifunctional teapot is space saving when it isn’t used. The big integrated filter transforms “Cha” – the name is Japanese for “tea” – into a refined object to serve drinks.
Naoto Fukasawa: expressive purism
The welded pourer has another filter, which keeps tea leaves from falling out, when they came out of the tea filter from inside of the pot. This structural details makes it possible to use the pot without filters, with the tea leaves directly in the corpus. The apparently simple shape hides how the designer concentrated on the details of his project, which is typical for the expressive purist Naoto Fukasawa: elegant, simple and still very clever up to the details.
Cha is made of 18/10 stainless steel with a lid knop of thermoplastic resin to protect the hands from heat. The modern teapot has a capacity of 900 ml. The base of the Cha kettle / teapot made of magnet steel is suitable for warmth sources of all kinds, including the one of induction stoves.