Designer Luca Nichetto’s ‘Sucabaruca’, a coffee set, is rich in cultural and formal references that come from the influences of several people involved in the project. It’s a coffee set that combines the modern ritual of filtered coffee, which unites several countries including North America and Scandinavia, with the renowned tradition of Italy, where coffee has been a cult drink for centuries.
“The main cone-shaped body is reminiscent of ‘Carmencita’, the famous character created by Armando Testa in 1966 for the tv show ‘Carosello’.” says Nichetto. “The patterns, hand-engraved by hand in the ceramic, are meant to emphasize the uniqueness of the pieces, as well as for the tray, manufactured using materials such as Canadian maple wood or marble, which always reveal new and unique patterns when carved.”
“Just like in a game, the set elements can be stacked and combined as desired, indulging in the different personalities offered by 3 colour palettes, from total white, inspired by the fashion designer Martin Margiela, to pastel tones, characteristic of Japanese architectures, and eventually pop colours, a tribute to the eclectic artist Jean-Paul Goude.”
Created for Mjölk, a design gallery in Toronto, Canada, with help from ceramist Alissa Coe and designer artist Lera Moiseeva in collaboration with Nichetto’s studios in Sweden and Italy.