Design of the Week: Cerco Espresso Cup

The 3D printed ceramic Cerco Espresso Cup

The 3D printed ceramic Cerco Espresso Cup

This week’s selection is the subtle Cerco Espresso Cup by Spanish artist Jordi López Aguiló of Kutarq Studio.

The Valencia-based design studio conceived of this 3D printed ceramic cup as a different spin on a very common household item. 

The 3D printed ceramic Cerco Espresso Cup

The 3D printed ceramic Cerco Espresso Cup

They explain: 

Embrace the morning with this animated espresso cup. With a discerning and minimalist eye, Cerco pays homage to traditional jewelry and decorum. Its porcelain handle hugs the cup like a piercing; a nod to the culture of adornment and body art.

Cerco’s circular handle is as much a design element as it is a thoughtfully placed handgrip for the perfect sip. An eye-catching espresso cup adorned with a delicate, looping handle.

The 3D printed ceramic Cerco Espresso Cup

The 3D printed ceramic Cerco Espresso Cup

The beautiful ceramic cup can actually be used for drinking espresso, as it is 3D printed ceramic. Prints in extruded plastic are frequently not food safe due to the toxicity of the plastic and bacteria that may embed in-between the print layers.

Can you 3D print this item? No, the 3D model is proprietary, but you can order a print through OTHR, a 3D print service designed for artists. 

Via Kutarq Studio and OTHR

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