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Chinese tea services: As a Turk, Özdemir usually sips tea from the traditional, tulip-shaped glasses of her native country. But she has long been obsessed by the narrative quality of Chinese tea services, which often depict stories in their blue-and-white porcelain. Last year, the studio used those services as a jumping-off point for the interior of their first overseas project, a New York–style Italian restaurant in Hong Kong called 208 Duecento Otto.