Reinventing the Coffee and Tea Cup

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.
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.

  • 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.

  • David Lloyd

    October 9, 2011 at 2:09 am Reply

    The top makes me think of human faeces. Sorry.

  • 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

  • michal

    July 13, 2009 at 2:58 am Reply

    hey daniel, you can contact us by this mail:

  • baobabs

    July 9, 2009 at 5:32 pm Reply

    This is awesome!!

  • shahar Klein

    July 9, 2009 at 1:03 am Reply

    please make contact by mail (

  • 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 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

  • 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:

  • 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 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.

  • olls

    July 3, 2009 at 5:07 pm Reply

    israeli design. AMAZING.
    especially like the sugar concept.

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