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Illy Cups Francesco Clemente U&M 2 Espresso Cups Gift Set
Estimated Delivery Wednesday 26th In stock
*2 x Illy Espresso cups Letters U&M
*250g bag of classic ground illy coffee past best by date
*Gift Box and Official Certificate
The latest artistic collaboration for illy's series of famous limited edition Art Cups features the designs of Italian painter Francesco Clemente.
“I like ceremonies, the vocabulary of rites and objects full of meaning.” It’s easy to understand why Clemente has decided to dedicate himself, with great passion, to the decoration of the illy Art Collection cups.
Perfect for the serious business of coffee drinking.
“… The Neapolitan artist’s nomadism can be encountered in the stylistic fusion he achieves between representation and abstraction, between the full and the empty, between decoration and narration, between the East and the West. His colours take on a tonality between the mind and the natural. This also happens when Clemente encounters ceramics to decorate the Illy collection cups and saucers, where he confirms his intention of creating a serial iconography through the presence of printed letters that are part of the same alphabet (his language) but also underline the difference in each product.
All this implies fluidity and flow, integration in nature and immersion in subjectivity. The ceramics become the welcoming support of his vision which moves happily from pictorial fixity to the visual condition of a liquid image.”
Achille Bonito Oliva