December 2, 2017


In the kitchen, we will always face the problem that solid food needs to be separated from the liquid. (imagine noodle and soup).

Usually, using general funnel will make food remain in the mesh and also it is not convenient to pour out the liquid carefully.

At Chao Chen Design, I aimed at developing a product to make filtering more comfortable with only one hand.


Silica gel is safe, green and easy to clean.

Physically, it is flexible and can stand the temperature from -60 to 300 ℃.


1  Bend the food filter to fit in the food container.

(Owing to the elasticity of silica gel, this filter is applicable to different kinds of containers and can be firmly embedded on the edge.)


2 Pour out the liquid, then the solid food will be stopped by the meshes.

3 Food filter can be produced with various specifications of the hole size to
fulfill the requirement further.

4 After bending, this part is used to guide the flow.

5 The flexible silica gel can grab the container wall tightly to keep the filter in
position while pouring.

November 2, 2017


Chinese people have a long history of enjoying tea with Zisha tea-sets. Chao Chen Design has tried to take this tradition to the very next level.

I designed the tea-set with both traditional tea culture and modern aesthetics.

1 Teapot to make tea with boiling water

2 Serving cup to transfer tea into small cups

3 Tea tray to place tea leaves

4 Teaspoon to take out the leaves from the storage can

5 Teacup for each customer

1 The spout bends down slightly to ensure the quick stop when user stops pouring tea;

2 The elegant curve goes along the teapot;

3 The plump belly allows the dry leaves to uncurl in the hot water perfectly, which stimulates the taste and flavor;

4 The triangular shape prevents the lid getting too hot to pick up;

5 The handle has comfortable size, fitting 2-3 fingers.


1 The wide opening makes it easy when pouring boiling water from the teapot;

2 The serving pot has the same volume with the teapot; It is used for calming the taste and flavor evenly;

3 The handle has the best size for fitting 2-3 fingers like one of the teapots;

4 Customers can hold the extended handle to smell the tea when the tea is hot;

5 The big opening helps the diffusion of the flavor.