Exquisitely conceived by Japanese designer, Teruhiro Yanagihara, these 1616/Arita TY White Series Cups take coffee to the next level. Light and graceful in the hand, this Arita-yaki ceramic ware has a heritage that is said to date back to the 17th century.
Even with their origins in the distant past, the minimal design of these hand-made ceramic cups is distinctly modern. The subtle, conical body of each cup connects with a squared, ‘D’ shaped handle. The lip is gently flared, offering a relaxed, comforting mouth-feel.
The TY ‘White Series’ range includes a small espresso cup, a mid-sized coffee cup and a modernist mug for larger servings.
Modern, minimal design by Teruhiro Yanagihara
Hand-made in Arita, southern Japan
Crafted using traditional Arita-yaki, artisan pottery techniques
Aesthetically pleasing with a soft, warm touch
Suitable for microwave and dishwasher
Espresso Cup: ø60 x H52mm, weight: 72g
Coffee Cup: ø80 x H68mm, weight: 117g
Mug: ø86 x H85mm, weight: 150g
Hand-made in Japan
This mug and plate are so beautiful together. I love the grey color and the rough, yet somehow smooth finish to the cup. It's really light and the lip of the cup is shaped in a way that the coffee flows into your mouth at a perfect rate. The mug design is a beauty to look at and and the feel of the ceramic in your hand is almost like an instrument, as when you set the cup down and release it with your fingers it sings like a bow across strings on a violin.