illy Caffè Launches Art Collection with Ron Arad
April 11, 2017,
NEW YORK–illy caffè unveiled its latest illy Art Collection featuring new cup and saucer designs by renowned architect Ron Arad.
Ron Arad illy Art Collection
The illy Art Collection is a series of coffee cups by artists that the Italian company has produced since 1992. Some of the most prominent contemporary masters on the international art scene, along with emerging young talent, have transformed the white porcelain illy cup—introduced by the architect and designer Matteo Thun—into a cult object.
The Ron Arad illy Art Collection was inspired by the spontaneous interaction of light silk fabric draping randomly on a cup and saucer. This inspiration resulted in a design that is both realistic and abstract, a reference to something functional, but without actually being functional, according to illy caffè. With the use of sinuous lines, this design combines Arad’s desire and everything that materials can offer. The cup collection features six abstract designs representative of Arad’s contemporary design style, available in sets of six espresso cups, two espresso cups, six cappuccino cups and two cappuccino cups.
The Ron Arad illy Art Collection was previewed in Milan at the Salone del Mobile last week.
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