The Casa Bosques Mug by Savvy Studio, designed by Jorge Diego Etienne

The Casa Bosques Mug by Savvy Studio, designed by Jorge Diego Etienne

The Casa Bosques Mug by Savvy Studio, designed by Jorge Diego Etienne

The Casa Bosques Mug by Savvy Studio, designed by Jorge Diego Etienne

Simplicity is often the most difficult form to find. Take for example this mug produced by Savvy Studio and designed by Jorge Diego Etienne. Called the Casa Bosques Mug (Forest House Mug), it takes it’s inspiration from traditional Japanese lacquerware, where a ceramic cup is placed inside of a wooden cup so that you don’t burn your hand. Handmade in Monterey, Mexico, these cups bring a balance that you rarely find in modern day ceramics.

Below is a video showing the process of making the mugs, and one line stood out most in the whole thing. “In this object, wood will age with grace and ceramic will maintain it’s shiny appearance over time.” I think this ties nicely into the idea of objects aging gracefully, an idea which has started to diminish in some ways. I think people still like a well worn, faded pair of jeans, but if they get a scratch on their iPhone it’s the end of the world.

Now I need to figure out how to get myself one of these mugs…

Bobby Solomon

February 11, 2013 / By

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