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

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.

c8- h10- n4- o2 by gilad davidi

c8- h10- n4- o2 by gilad davidi

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.

tea= time by erez bar am

tea= time – sugar by erez bar am

espresso cup by nir siegel

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

espresso cup by nir siegel

coffee cup by guy yehonatan

‘threesome’ by ron from

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

espresso cups

‘audrey’ by evgeny onutchin

espresso set consisting of cup, coaster and spoon.

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.

espresso and cappuccino cups by lee casper

‘cubi cup’ by michal zohar

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

‘cubi cup’ by michal zohar

‘roller coaster’ by etay amir

cofi by oron ohayon

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

    Me designs 2 says:
  • 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 says:
  • 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 says:
  • yeep,it’s funny.They give me different geeling of coffee and make coffee more creative,i like it~~

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

    Mateo says:
  • i like it

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

    Daniel says:
  • really cool stuff

    Nicholas says:
  • There are some great ideas here, but I agree with drktk, that they are mostly impractical. If this was just an exercise to explore process, than great, but if they think these are suitable for mass production, think again. There are original designs that actually function better than plain mugs while being visually interesting, e.g.:
    [url=]These cups [/url]

    Luis says:
  • found better images of [url=] audrey cup [/url] in blogger of evgeny onutchin 🙂

    andrey says:
  • [email protected]

    Erez Bar Am

    TEA = TIME says:
  • morning coffee is my only consistent – and favorite – ritual. These are fantastic designs for enriching the habit of drinking coffee and for elevating a normal and often hurried necessity to something more intentional and meaningful.

    They would have been fantastic for the ‘ceramics for breakfast’ competition in 2006/2007!

    Angela Schwab says:
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    dofus kamas says:
  • Ohne Design kann man nicht leben, Disign ist die Luft zum Leben. GREETINGS FROM GERMANY

    hpp/ says:
  • Beautiful!!!!
    Every single one….the smooth, streamlined and the not!
    How much, though!!!!

    sprohound says:
  • Congratulations, Gilad Davidi! Great piece!

    JelenaIvanisevic,architect says:
  • Man! These are really great. I personally love c8- h10- n4- o2 and Tea = Time the best.

    Rich Kim says:

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