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Cappuccino cup and saucer - Feeling

Feeling

  • Object:

    Cappuccino cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1999 (designed)
    1999-2000 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hunt, Martin, born 1942 (designer)
    Queensberry Hunt Levien (designers)
    Guzzini (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Fratelli Guzzini SpA

  • Museum number:

    C.128:1,2-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Cappuccino cup and saucer, glazed white porcelain with moulded blue acrylic handle and saucer. The handle attached with an adhesive using a process developed by the manufacturer. The saucer made from injection-moulded acrylic.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1999 (designed)
1999-2000 (made)

Artist/maker

Hunt, Martin, born 1942 (designer)
Queensberry Hunt Levien (designers)
Guzzini (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, plastic

Object history note

Believed by David Queensberry of Queensberry Hunt Levien to be the first time a tableware product has been made that combines plastic and porcelain. The acrylic handle is attached with an adhesive using a process developed by Guzzini, and is understood to be completely safe in use and in the dishwasher. The cappucino cup and saucer was described at launch in the Guzzini catalogue as a cup and saucer 'for coffee/cappuccino/tea'.

Descriptive line

Cappucino cup and saucer, 'Feeling' range, glazed white porcelain with blue acrylic handle and saucer, designed by Queensberry Hunt Levien for Guzzini, 1999

Materials

Porcelain

Categories

Ceramics; Tableware & cutlery

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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