coffee cups transformed into a piece of art. performance artist marina abramović interprets the latest coffee cup series of the illy collection. designboom visited the presentation in milan on september 20th, 2001.

‘…while I was working on these cups I have been thinking a lot about my past and how much

it was important for me when I was living in yugoslavia the ritual of drinking coffee.

the entire day was divided by this ritual, take a rest – it was a kind of situation where people sit

silently round the table, enjoying the moment. we are afraid of time spent reflecting, doing nothing

or being alone…’ – MA