An Arabic horse by Nabil

cappuccino cup

22,50

Story inside this cup

An Arabic horse by Nabil

I’m from Jerusalem and an Arabic horse is living inside of me. When I escaped Palestine, I was thirty years old. I originate from a culture of stories. Where I come from we speak with each other in an indirect way. When I arrived in Holland I felt like a displaced olive tree, searching for a place to take root between the Dutch conifers and oaks. I wish you would know where I come from, I wrote. Then I would tell you about Jerusalem, about Mount of Olives, the land of my ancestors, the pride for our products. But the voice of the man who was telling the story, was so low that no one could hear him. The look in his eyes so different, that no one recognized him.

Story by: Nabil Sahhar
Illustration by: Studio Ravivo
Dimensions: H 8 cm x ø 8,5 cm
Color: Grey

This large Latte/Tea cup is produced at Studio Cor Unum. Designer Charlotte Landsheer worked out a solution for left over clay in the Cor Unum studio by re-using clay and glaze. The inside of the cup has glaze, the exterior is industrial and dusted. The result is a cup with a basic, firm and rugged look. The producing method makes every cup unique with a constant variation in a matted greyscale pallet. The perfection of imperfection as Lotte Landsheer puts it. And this fits how we like to view the world and it’s people.

Because of the use of high temperature, the cup is water resistant, strong and microwave and dishwasher safe.