“Dessin” is a collection of coffee and tea cups inspired by the cup holders called “podstakannik”, which designer Irina Flore had in her childhood home.
The sculptural handles are a representation of the silly, imperfect drawings Flore makes. Each designer has their own way of expressing their ideas, but most of the time, everything starts with a sketch or a doodle. The handles are those sketches brought to life into a 3D shape, and they are interchangeable.
The “Dessin” cups are part of the “Extraordinary Objects” collection. It was part of the “Here&Now” exhibition during Detroit Month of Design 2021, and “Proximity” exhibition at the National Art Gallery in Portland Oregon, December 2021.
The glass is handblown in Istanbul, Turkey and the handles are 3D-printed in Portland, Oregon. Sold individually.