Reinventing the Coffee and Tea Cup

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c8- h10- n4- o2 by Gilad Davidi
Beautiful work by the students from The Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Ramat Gan. They were tasked by their lecturers to re-invent the Coffee (and Espresso) or Tea Cup by “deep diving” into our coffee culture and understanding the coffee drinking rituals involved.
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Espresso and Cappuccino cups by Lee Casper
Overall fantastic work, and a great showcase of how Designers can gain critical insight for product creation through ethnographic studies. Just where is this school? I would love to visit it!
Check out the rest of the refreshing concepts at Design Boom.

12 Comments
  • olls

    July 3, 2009 at 5:07 pm Reply

    israeli design. AMAZING.
    especially like the sugar concept.

  • shahar Klein

    July 4, 2009 at 3:14 am Reply

    You are welcome to visit Israel.
    Shenkar’s industrial design is the youngest in Israeli design schools and going strong.

  • Daniel Hall

    July 8, 2009 at 8:59 pm Reply

    Does anybody know if it is possible to buy these and if so where from?

  • shahar Klein

    July 8, 2009 at 10:06 pm Reply

    I don’t know if it more than conceptual models but you can try asking here:
    http://www.shenkar.ac.il/english/template/default.aspx?maincat=1&catid=5

  • shahar Klein

    July 8, 2009 at 10:08 pm Reply

    Another thought: Daniel- if you can specify a model I can find the student through a web design community in Israel, which I manage

  • Daniel Hall

    July 8, 2009 at 11:16 pm Reply

    c8- h10- n4- o2 by Gilad Davidi
    The one at the top of the page
    And ‘cubi cup’ by michal zohar which is on Designboom

  • shahar Klein

    July 9, 2009 at 1:03 am Reply

    please make contact by mail (skzikit@gmail.com)

  • baobabs

    July 9, 2009 at 5:32 pm Reply

    This is awesome!!

  • michal

    July 13, 2009 at 2:58 am Reply

    hey daniel, you can contact us by this mail:
    michalzohar@gmail.com

  • davidi gilad

    November 6, 2009 at 8:11 pm Reply

    hey daniel…i am the c8- h10- n4- o2 cup designer
    you can contact me by this mail
    gilad.davidi@gmail.com

  • David Lloyd

    October 9, 2011 at 2:09 am Reply

    The top makes me think of human faeces. Sorry.
    DSL

  • Bob Saggot

    October 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm Reply

    You didn’t reinvent anything. You put a flap at the end of a regular cup. Here’s a reason why no one has heard of Israeli design.

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