Hakusan Porcelain Fancy Cups
Designed by Japan's most famous porcelain designer, Masahiro Mori, the Fancy Cup was originally marketed as a high-end design item at its release in 1969. The beauty of its thin and light porcelain body, its smoothness and gloss, and its unique form have made it a classic example of playful design. Ideal for cold drinks because of its thin porcelain, it can also be used as a vase or a design object. The line boasts six different patterns because Mori originally intended these cups to be enjoyed by the blind. Each cup has a different tactile feel in the hand, making it so the visually-impaired can still enjoy the beauty of their cup by feeling its unique surfaces in their hands.
Cups designed in 6 different patterns: A, B, C, D, E, F.
Ceramic is a natural material that will patina over time. This patina may appear as discoloration and darkening from food contact, or it may also appear as ceramic crazing, which are small cracks that start to develop over time from hot liquids.
Hakusan Porcelain was founded in 1779 in the rural town of Hasami, Nagasaki prefecture, and was led by designer, Masahiro Mori, since 1957. Since Hakusan and Mori began working together to produce contemporary porcelainware, post-war ceramics was forever changed. Mori won over 100 "Good Design Awards" in his lifetime, bringing Hakusan Porcelain to the forefront of innovative ceramic design. Masahiro Mori's most famous design is his G-model soy sauce pitcher, which won the 1961 Good Design Award, and quickly became the symbol of Hakusan. Mori's last work was designing the "Wa" series for Muji in 2004, and he later passed away in 2005 at the age of 78.
4.1/2" H x 2.75'' D
Dishwasher and microwave safe.