“Cup” is literally just “a small open container, usually with a flat bottom and a handle, used for drinking”. It has an archetypical shape and is used by people on a daily basis more often than other objects such as cutlery.

But a cup is not only a receptacle for liquids; it is much more than that. It is a witness of our conversations, an archive of our experiences.

If I cut off a cup’s main function, what is left? Story-telling? Triggers and hints that can evoke memories or personal and intimate experiences? I want to create empty space in my objects where the viewer can create and develop their own, very personal story. / Text by Maki Okamoto

  • material : Brass, copper, wood, porcelain, soapstone etc
  • year : 2009-2010