Obi is a functional everyday design with character. A delightful curvy silhouette characterises this series of porcelain cups, which have an insulating silicone belt integrated into the design.
The series consists of cups in three sizes: an espresso cup, and a cup and mug for coffee, tea and other hot drinks. The shape is hearty and organic. The voluminous silicone mid-section forms an inviting curve, which protects your hand from the warm contents of the filled cup and provides a good grip.
The silicone belt and porcelain body come together in dusty tone-on-tone nuances. Choose between sand, grey, blush or light blue, or mix and match different colours together.
Designed by Simon Legald
Simon Legald graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in the summer of 2012. His work consists of both small- and large scale products. Simon’s designs are often created in a dialogue between craftsmanship and industry. He also likes to incorporate the techniques that are necessary for the structure of a product into the design by highlighting them visually.
“Honesty is what makes a product understandable and is what describes the products functionality. If you understand the product, it does not need any explanation. The essence of my design is for it to be bought and used. Therefore, it has to satisfy not only the functional aspects, but also the psychological and aesthetic needs. For me simplicity describes the true identity of objects and makes them trustworthy. In my design, I try not to add any unnecessary details. I work with simplicity by highlighting the necessities instead of hiding them. It gives the product a simple and honest expression.”