illycaffè Launches New illy Art Collection in Collaboration with Olimpia Zagnoli

Jun 06, 2019 679

illycaffè presents the new illy Art Collection designed by Olimpia Zagnoli, globally recognized Italian illustrator known for her colorful, minimalist and retro graphic art, an homage to futurism and the Beatles. The iconic illy cups, designed by Matteo Thun in 1991, continue to be a canvas for artists to share their creativity to the world.   In this newest iteration, the flair of Olimpia Zagnoli is expressed in this exciting new series dedicated to women, their uniqueness and ability to generate collaboration and a sense of togetherness . The 6 new cups portray the Sisters, eclectic female personas of different character, who meet in a coffee shop to talk about the future and share a laugh over an espresso and pastry, each one with a distinctive expression and original point of view.

The strong identities of these sisters are projected in six colors: yellow, pink, blue, green, red and brown, the whimsical designs including their glasses distinguish their character versus hide their personalities; their necklaces illustrated on the saucer are meant to be interchangeable accessories that symbolize the typical sharing that happens among good friends. 

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