- illy collection 1992
- New never used NOT in the original gift box with brochure.
- 6 illy NOT Signed and numbered - Espresso cups and saucers.
- Disigner: Maurizio Cargnelli, Paulo Cervi Kervisher, Cosino Fusco, Francesco Illy, Luca Missoni, Matteo Thun - Arti e Mestieri
- No coffee included.
It is 1992 and Matteo Thun’s white cup is ready.
The first illy collection is called Arts and Crafts: the creativity of art and the craft of those producing the best blend for espresso. Brought together by a passion for beautiful and well-made things, and the idea of introducing art into small everyday items.
The china surfaces embrace the works of Maurizio Cargnelli, Paolo Cervi Kervisher, Cosimo Fusco, Francesco Illy, Luca Missoni and Matteo Thun.
A graphic designer, a painter, a sculptor, a photographer, a stylist and an architect anticipate what is to become one of the features of all illycaffè initiatives in the world of contemporary art: interdisciplinary research and the multiplicity of perspectives.
Each leaves their own unmistakable mark: many colorful fingerprints, a naked woman, a tangle of colorful sculptures, a pattern of ties, some signs and mysterious planets alluding to coffee.