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I believe we give special attention to the things we use in our everyday life. We have personal relation to the objects we touch closely, such as a cup.
Hug-cups is a series of cups using the same frame-shape, analyse it and make only simple changes on it in unexpected ways, create a close touch to the surface, almost like hug the cup with sensitive playfulness.
It gives a very intimate moment and safe feeling to the user.
The result is extraordinary, but reasonable, functional and comfortable.
(Prototypes developed by Eszter Imre during Kahla Kreativ 2010,
Kahla Porzellan GmbH., Kahla, Germany)
University of West-Hungary,
Institute of Applied Arts