Tomás is a tea house that, through its carefully curated selection, portrays the history, tradition and culture of the place of origin of each of its products. The name Tomás references an important figure in tea’s modern history – Thomas Sullivan – who was a New York-based merchant that carefully wrapped tea leaves in individual fabric sachets, patenting thus the first commercial tea bag.
Through a simple and clean identity, Savvy Studio portray tea itself as an experience – through scent and taste – that translates into wellbeing for body and mind.Savvy Studio‘s design is inspired upon the lifestyle that surrounds the daily ritual of drinking tea for which we developed a complex graphic system that helps identify all of Tomás’ products, categorising and emphasising their origins and key attributes and benefits.
The interior design reinterprets the romantic elements that surround the culture of tea-drinking into a modern setting, using a colour palette that talks about the wide variety of blends the brand has to offer. They communicate a complex ritual, in knowledge and understanding, where each client is invited to create their own environment and their own moment. The main room is an introduction to both products and scents, featuring each individual tea packaged in large tin containers, unified and coded by the graphic language Savvy Studio developed. There is a secondary experiential bar where a variety of scents and fragrances can be examined and enjoyed, bringing the consumer closer to the colours and textures of Tomás’ tea blends, along with more detailed information about each one and their composition.