E-LI-LI Mocha Cup Set
Set of two mocha cups and saucers in bone china. The goal of the “Tea & Coffee Towers” project presented in 2003 was to have 22 international architects, approaching industrial design for the very first time, to design a tea and coffee set. Produced in a limited edition of 99 items and made mainly of silver, these sets opened up a brand-new expressive dimension for the household scene of the third millennium. From the very beginning, however, the particularly steep production costs involved made them objects strictly for museums or wealthy collectors around the world. Alessi regretted that none of this enormous design effort was available for their regular customers, and thus asked the artists who created the “Tea & Coffee Towers” to design a “simple” porcelain mocha cup. They sought a cup that would concentrate the design spirit that inspired their tea and coffee set and that could offer their clientele the intellectual stimulation, surprise and aesthetic delight of the original designs. Manufactured by Alessi.
Designed in 2005.
3.25" W, 1.5" D, 2.5" H, 2.25 oz