He never shaved by Robin
large latte/tea cup
Story inside this cup
My granddad used to tell me I was his favourite. Some years ago his health deteriorated quite badly. I visited him now and again. The last time I saw him, I remember, I was there with my dad and my aunt. He was a bit of a grumpy man. When we went to leave and said bye, we walked out but I’d forgotten my scarf. So I ran back in, got a grumpy remark from my Opa, picked up the scarf and I hesitated. I’d wanted to give him a kiss or a hug, I remember. But I didn’t. Even in the car I was still hesitating, but we drove off. We drove off. Only, days later he died. I still feel the feeling I had of pause, of hesitation after I grabbed my scarf. I still can’t accept the why I didn’t just act, because I knew. I knew it was the last time.
My granddad carried a big beard, for as long as I can remember. My grandmother had always hated the beard. But he never shaved it. My grandmother died ten years before he did. When he died, in his bed, he was without beard. He had shaved all of it off before he had gone to sleep.
Story by: Robin
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.