Product of the Day: Ceramic and Wood Coffee Set by Luca Nichetto

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January 16, 2014
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  Sucabaruca is a coffee set designed by Luca Nichetto and produced in collaboration with Mjölk gallery in Toronto. Owners John Baker and Juli Daoust commissioned Nichetto to call on his Scandinavian and Japanese design influences, which are reflected in Mjölk's own well-crafted inventory.
    Sucabaruca is a coffee set designed by Luca Nichetto and produced in collaboration with Mjölk gallery in Toronto. Owners John Baker and Juli Daoust commissioned Nichetto to call on his Scandinavian and Japanese design influences, which are reflected in Mjölk's own well-crafted inventory.
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  Sucabaruca's form calls to mind a diverse set of cultural imagery. According to Nichetto, the cone-shaped body recalls 'Carmencita,' a famous character created by Armando Testa in 1966 for the  television show 'Carosello'.
    Sucabaruca's form calls to mind a diverse set of cultural imagery. According to Nichetto, the cone-shaped body recalls 'Carmencita,' a famous character created by Armando Testa in 1966 for the television show 'Carosello'.
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  The patterns are hand-engraved into the ceramic, emphasizing the uniqueness of the pieces. The tray is made of Canadian maple wood, a nod to Mjölk's home base. The cups can be stacked on top of the pitcher, giving the set a whimsical quality.
    The patterns are hand-engraved into the ceramic, emphasizing the uniqueness of the pieces. The tray is made of Canadian maple wood, a nod to Mjölk's home base. The cups can be stacked on top of the pitcher, giving the set a whimsical quality.
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  Demonstrating how to pour with a Sucabaruca prototype at Mjölk.
    Demonstrating how to pour with a Sucabaruca prototype at Mjölk.
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  Nichetto has prototyped three colorways, from Margiela-inspired all-white to pastel tones, characteristic of Japanese architecture, and bright Pop colors that pay tribute to the Memphis movement and artist Jean-Paul Goude.
    Nichetto has prototyped three colorways, from Margiela-inspired all-white to pastel tones, characteristic of Japanese architecture, and bright Pop colors that pay tribute to the Memphis movement and artist Jean-Paul Goude.
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  The people and places involved in producing the set are diverse: Juli Draost and John Baker whose Canadian store sources products from Scandinavia and Japan; Canadian ceramist Alissa Coe, who made the prototypes; Lera Moiseeva, a Russian designer and artist who lives in New York and helped develop the coffee set in collaboration with Nichetto´s studios in Sweden and Italy; and Elena Freddi, part of Nichetto's Stockholm team, who organized the exhibition.
    The people and places involved in producing the set are diverse: Juli Draost and John Baker whose Canadian store sources products from Scandinavia and Japan; Canadian ceramist Alissa Coe, who made the prototypes; Lera Moiseeva, a Russian designer and artist who lives in New York and helped develop the coffee set in collaboration with Nichetto´s studios in Sweden and Italy; and Elena Freddi, part of Nichetto's Stockholm team, who organized the exhibition.
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