H 11,5 L 15,6 cm
Made in Italy
Circle mug is part of the collection designed by Alessandra Facchinetti, made in Italy in pure white porcelain. Inspired by the form of a perfect circle, the collection is composed of 5 objects designed for serving tea and coffee. A teacup, a pot and sugar bowl, and for coffee, a mug and espresso cup, all of which conform to a similar shape of a narrow pedestal base and angular body, but each with minor variations. All of the pieces, save for the sugar bowl, feature a delicate circular handle, which gives the collection its name. Though each piece is completely white, the inner and outer portions are finished differently — the exterior is rendered in matte biscuit porcelain, while the interior is glazed using a process known as vitrification, resulting in a glossy, glass-like finish — which leads to a subtle sense of contrast when viewed from up close.
The designer’s goal for this collection is to disrupt the way we interact with objects so integral to our daily morning routines, forcing the user to remain present and savor one of the most rushed-through moments of the day.