coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan
 
coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan
jun 30, 2009

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan

c8- h10- n4- o2 by gilad davidi photos by sasha filt all images courtesy shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan

under the supervision of alex padwa and david spectre, students at the shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan were encouraged to look closely at the various daily coffee rituals and consumptions for their coffee culture project. here are a few images of the works they developed.

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan c8- h10- n4- o2 by gilad davidi

c8-h10- n4-o2 glass coffee cups consist of inner structures that are influenced by molecule shapes, liquids, geometrical shapes and more. when the coffee is poured into the glass a contrast between the translucent exterior and coffee is visible.

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan c8- h10- n4- o2 by gilad davidi

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan c8- h10- n4- o2 by gilad davidi

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan tea= time by erez bar am

the cup is made of porcelain and has a broad opening and a coaster made from stainless steel. the sugar has been designed to float and disintegrate slowly to make us take our time.

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan tea= time by erez bar am

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan tea= time – sugar by erez bar am

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan espresso cup by nir siegel

the three legged espresso cups can be connected to each other.

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan espresso cup by nir siegel

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan coffee cup by guy yehonatan

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan ‘threesome’ by ron from

the cups connect with inner grooves and create a whole shape (all cups are identical).

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan espresso cups

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan ‘audrey’ by evgeny onutchin

espresso set consisting of cup, coaster and spoon.

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan espresso and cappuccino cups by lee casper

the cups stay in exact standard size and with minor but significant change in shape the cup becomes an integrative instrument fusing with the hand due to the cups upper edge slanted supportive area.

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan espresso and cappuccino cups by lee casper

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan ‘cubi cup’ by michal zohar

the mug is cubic and has an inner cylindrical shape. the square shape also assists in isolating the heat.

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan ‘cubi cup’ by michal zohar

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan ‘roller coaster’ by etay amir

coffee culture by shenkar college of engineering and design, ramat gan cofi by oron ohayon

  • Does anybody know if it is possible to buy these and if so where from?

    Daniel
  • I come from an ‘if it ain’t broke’ design and engineering background. These are mostly cute, and mostly impractical.
    Form should follow function.
    If these are decorations, “bravo”, job well done.
    If one is expected to drink coffee from them, someone ought to have researched what is lacking in the present form of cup, and solved those problems along the way to ‘interesting’, in my opinion.

    Psyd
  • i like it

    drktk
  • PLEASE tell me where I can buy these; we can call it an educational fundraiser.

    Mateo
  • yeep,it’s funny.They give me different geeling of coffee and make coffee more creative,i like it~~

    dogx
  • Seems like designs for people who a) like design more than they like hot beverages and b) like design better than they like practicality. They seem mostly spilly, breaky, hard to hold, impractical to store, perfect for obsessive-compulsive single people. Pretty, but good design should also be stable, practical, functional.

    Billdave
  • Very interesting and refreshing designs, I really enjoyed browsing through them. Thank you for putting this up.

    However practically speaking I have to wonder about these two:

    – The c8- h10- n4- o2 cups: I wonder if they will be easy to wash. Remains of coffee might gather within the hard-to-reach nooks and is definitely not very hygenic, especially in the long run.

    – The sugar: I understand that we sometimes can be very hectic and it’s good to take our time and smell the roses, but wouldn’t the coffee be cold by then?

    Sol
  • really cute and fresh concepts…would be great to know the designers names as well..

    Me designs 2
  • I love it and I want it! Coffee is life! Congrats for the amazing job done. It’s quite refreshing to look at these art work! State of the art!

    Sesiki
  • Quite refreshing concepts, while so many designs are already thought of and produced. I like especially the c8-h10-n4-o2 concept. Really beautiful and interesting.

    MJW

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