MATE GON

THE BEVERAGE MATE

Mate is an infusion drink originating in South America. Finely chopped mate leaves are pro-

cessed into tea (span. yerba).

Traditionally, the tea (yerba mate) is prepared from steeping dried, chopped leaves in hot water in a hollow calabash gourd (3). The tea is drunk from a metal straw called a bombilla (2).

Felix Groll and Felix Hardmood Beck have redesigned  the traditional mate

drinking vessel. The result is a new media accessory.

© 2012 Mategon is proudly designed and handcrafted in Berlin, Germany by DIE GLÜCKLICHEN (Felix Hardmood Beck & Felix Groll) | Contact | Imprint

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2http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombillahttp://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mate#Mate_als_Aufgussgetr.C3.A4nkshapeimage_6_link_0
3http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_teapothttp://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mate#Mate_als_Aufgussgetr.C3.A4nkshapeimage_7_link_0
  1. 1.Mategon, 2. Bombilla, 3. Utah-Teapot

THE OBJECT MATEGON

The object Mategon (1) is a mate-matical

utilitarian object that builds on the traditional

calabash gourd, yet incorporates a modern

design and manufacturing process. This results in an ergonomic form, its origin clearly deriving from the calabash gourd and at the same time, its polygonal structures referring to its compu-tational background, as well as to the Utah

Teapot (3).


The object Mategon will be presented during the DMY International Design Festival in Berlin (6th to 10th June 2012).


WHERE TO BUY THE MATEGON?

We are collecting the names of people interested in buying one so that we will be able to produce a small series. If you are interested please send us an Email: polygon@mategon.de

In close future we will put more information online. Stay updated!