A colourful collection of porcelain coffee cups by Studio PS offers an unusual tactile experience, a surface relief that resembles layers of tape.
Made in 26 different colours, the collection came about from an experiment. “In most products made of ceramics the design is focused on visual appearance by shape and decoration. In our experiment we have focused on the tactile experience: what happens if you use the ‘skin’ as main focus for the design?” say the designers, Peter van de Merwe and Sanne Zeeman.
“We are fascinated by the relief and the characteristic expression of materials. We wanted to add a ‘ceramic-strange’ material as skin. After a large amount of experiments we have chosen wrinkled paper-tape to be the skin of our quite archetype shaped coffee cups.”
“The shape of the cups is simple in a way, but it has some accents: the circumference is not perfectly rounded and is, just like the skin, different in every single cup. In this way we give every cup its own identity and we emphasise the crafts process of the handmade ceramic production. By combining our fascination for material expression, relief and structure with a large colour palette, a surprising and colourful collection has arisen.”