E-LI-LI Mocha Cup Set

Manufactured by:  Alessi

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
$110.00
Manufactured by:  Alessi

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
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Manufactured by:  Alessi

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

Alessi

Founded in 1921, Alessi is one of Italy’s leading manufacturers of home accessories, collaborating with designers and architects to create functional objects that are designed to delight and often challenge preconceived notions of how an object can look. Alessi began as a producer of brass and nickel sheet metal and by the 1950s had repositioned itself as a specialist in manipulating stainless steel. By the 1970s and 1980s, Alessi was collaborating with Ettore Sottsass, Aldo Rossi, Achille Castiglioni, Michael Graves, Phillipe Starck, and Richard Sapper – creating design icons that are still produced today.  Today Alessi works with hundreds of artists, industrial designers, and architects to create its core collection – flatware, dinnerware, glassware, cookware, office, clocks, watches, and virtually every type of tabletop or kitchen accessory imaginable. Supplementing its vast core offering, Alessi presents two seasonal collections every year that highlight new designers and typologies. Alessi’s designs are included in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Switch Modern not only shows well over 1,000 Alessi designs on our website, we also have the same commitment to stocking and presentation in our large Alessi-branded store in Atlanta.