For the past 15 years, illy has produced a succession of espresso cups and saucers under the Art Collection label, taking in the great and the good of the art, design and entertainment world. The new collection is by young German artist Michael Beutler.
These retro-styled designs are apparently inspired by origami – like most of the man’s work and certainly add a splash of colour to the traditional white cups. They’re also collectable, with each collection only produced in limited numbers.
You should be able to find these now in espresso bars, high-end department stores or at the illy online store – a two cup pack retails for £37.50, with a six-piece gift pack selling for £75.00.
Find out more at the illy website