room #6

 

 

CUP

 

 

 

Andreas Riess, 2017

"C U P"

Hand thrown stoneware | Outside hand painted matt black glaze, inside transparent shiny glaze.

 

 

 

Still in the phase of evolution: A coffee cup that can be chosen as an every day companion. The handle is a current issue for variation and I am curious how it will eventually be settled.

 

 

 

 

Prototypes of C U P with two handle variants. Although perhaps not quite so stylish, the trend goes to the left version. In experiments, the middle finger support under the handle prevents the finger from touching the hot cup. And - at least for my hand - it offers perfect grip and thus maximum control over the cup.

 

 

 

C U P | prototype - the upper rim needs to be worked on.

 

 

 

CUP | a place for C U P to land , american walnut, oiled, about 105 x 105 x 21 mm

 

 

 

C O A S T E R | a place to land for C U P, american walnut, oiled, about 105 x 105 x 21 mm

 

 

 

Prototypes

 

 

 

New design for handle. A quarter curve to support the cup against the middle finger. The quest is to evolve a design that guarantees the best functional and haptic experience.

 

 

 

Another idea is to complement it with a wooden coaster for the desktop. This is a slice of old hazelnut cut from a piece of firewood.

 

 

 

Something warm in the hand. The matt glaze responds to the feel more sensually than a shiny one. It provoces a haptic interest to explore the object, thus in a subtle manner connecting the user with it.

 

 

 

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