My hero by Carla
large latte/tea cup
Story inside this cup
My hero by Carla
My father is my hero. This is due to his great loyalty to my mother. Back in 1970, she became so depressed and suicidal, she was institutionalized. Our doctor advised my father to take my sisters and me on vacation because my father had been deeply concerned with my mother for months. As usual, we hitched on the caravan to Italy. But first we went to the institution to say goodbye to our mother. As we drove away, my father’s right leg was suddenly paralyzed. He just couldn’t do it. He couldn’t go on vacation himself and leave his wife behind. After extensive consultation in the car, we came up with the naughty idea of simply taking our sick mother with us.
We brought our mother to the sun. We pulled her out of bed in the morning to swim with her in Lake Lugano. We filled her up with delicious Italian sandwiches and pasta and, after three weeks, her first smile appeared. We returned her to the institution tanned and ten kilos heavier. The psychiatrists were shocked. My dad’s decision gave me the courage to be the kind of doctor and psychiatrist who sometimes defies protocols to do what’s right for the patient.
Story by: Carla Rus
Illustration by: Studio Ravivo
Dimensions: H 10 cm x ø 9 cm
About this cup
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.