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Renjie Yang

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Major project:

Slow Tea

Nowadays, our lives are full of stress and uncertainty, and it seems we have already forgotten how to relax. This project helps millennials find a way to reduce stress through traditional methods combined with modern technology. 

The Slow Tea re-introduces a modernised Chinese tea ceremony as a relaxation tool to the younger generation of China. Through smart furniture and human tracing software, participants are guided through a traditional tea ceremony at a pace that induces a calm body state. This comfortable experience encourages participants to re-orient themselves to enjoy their lives slowly, poeticly, and gently.


  • My passion is designing interactions that impact peoples’ behaviour; especially through the exploration of the cultures surrounding our objects. I have a particular interest in bringing traditional crafts and practises into the contemporary digital technology age, by re-designing objects and systems for the modern context.

  • Previous degrees

  • BFA, Product Design, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, 2017
  • Experiences

  • Design intern, The Forbidden City, Beijing, 2018; Design intern, Shaanxi Baite Fitness Equipment Co. Ltd., Xi'an, China, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Milan Design Week, Milan, 2017
  • Awards

  • The 17th National Robot Tournament and International Humanoid Robot Olympics Competition-Humanoid Robot Taekwondo Competition, 2015; Excellence Award, The 2016 National Undergraduate Industrial Design Competition, 2016
Royal College of Art