Family Stories – 4 cups

Special ancestors box


Be surprised by the 4 beautiful cups with their stories. Or surprise someone else!

Choose whether you want a box with: 4 large latte/tea cups or 2 small cappuccino & 2 large latte/tea cups



Illustration by: Studio Ravivo
Dimensions latte/tea cup: H 10 cm x ø 9 cm
Dimensions cappuccino cup: H 8 cm x ø 8,5 cm
Color: Grey

In her book, Women who run with the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes describes a dream in which she stands on her ancestors’ shoulders. The further she looks down, the older the people she sees are. Maya Angelou describes how she never goes to a party alone, she brings with her, everybody that came before her. Everybody that is part of her legacy. Both writers remind us that we are who we are because of who came before us, because of our ancestors. We collected this selection of family stories on the inside of these cups to bring you the gifts that our ancestors gave us.

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Product details

These cups are 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.