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Set of 4 SustainArt Cups 2nd Edition From Illy

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With the new 2nd Edition illy sustainArt Collection, illy renews its commitment to supporting coffee-producing countries and emerging artists. The new illy Art Collection Cups showcase the work of artists from coffee growing regions, who have interpreted the sensations, experience, and narratives associated with coffee.

Each collection contains a set of 4 Espresso Cups

Each collection contains a set of 4 Espresso Cups

These four emerging artists were selected during the illy sustainArt Open Call in 2014, and have been invited to interpret the iconic illy coffee cup. Their inspiration is drawn from the theme of Expo Milano 2015: “Feeding the planet, Energy for life.”

Felipe Arturo - Colombia
"Printing traces of coffee to create a pattern of rings"
The Colombian artist’s work grew out of an experimental process in which coffee was used as if it were ink, taking a cup of espresso coffee and turning it into an instrument of graphic design. 

Ernesto Bautista – El Salvador
"Something as simple as coffee stains the light of an eclipse"
Having always been interested in the personal and collective dynamics of individuals, Ernesto Bautista’s work captures the poetry of the daily coffee ritual through the image of an eclipse surrounded by a red tree. 

Wanja Kimani - Ethiopia
"The affinity that can be shared between people whilst drinking coffee"
Wanja Kimani is a writer and artist. Her work investigates the notion of the home and displacement, memories and imagination. 

Marcelo Moscheta - Brazil
"Drinking coffee can also become a visual and chromatic experience"
The Brazilian artist, Moscheta, creates a Fotocromaticos project based on a drawing by Carl Linnaeus, one of the first men to classify botanical species in accordance with scientific guidelines, and the inventor of modern-day scientific nomenclature.

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