Comeback in porcelain!
After Shapeways discontinued 3D printing in ceramics at the end of 2014, now finally here is the popular model available again in real porcelain!
Please notice: This is the small Espresso size version of my Secret Heart Cup. Please look here for the regular Coffee Cup or the extra large Coffee Mug. Beside their size, the coffee and espresso cups look identical. The mug has the same diameter as the coffee cup but the typical higher shape. For size comparison please see picture above.
I designed this Espresso Cup as a surprising gift for your darling and loved ones, perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and those rare unique occasions, when you want to show somebody with a truly happy smile on your face, for whom your heart beats.
The idea itself is not new, but unlike many similar designs, this cup does not unveil its inner secret already on first sight. Outside it has the round and rolling surface of a classical Espresso Cup which rests smoothly in your hand, seducing with its thin edge to slowly sip and enjoy the smell and taste of fresh coffee – while only nip by nip -- the cup's inner shape gently morphs and discloses its charming hidden heart. ... Your heart!
The inner volume of the cup is about 60 ml (2 oz) from top to bottom, just the right size for Espresso. I made this smaller dimension cup to keep it affordable for everybody in love and gratefulness, as an individually 3D-printed present, but it's also available as normal size Coffee Cup or extra large Coffee Mug.
Hope this is something of the kind you are looking for and that the dream that you dream while searching for something “with a heart” will come true!
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P. S. Just for sure, this individually 3D-printed offering only includes the Espresso Cup. The gold plated saucer and milk jug, the Theresienthal rummer ("Römer" wine glass), the little silver case and the wienna "Franz Kutchera" baby grand (pinao) remain part of my small beloved collection of antique arts. I just love the marriage of +100 years old and modern work of arts. Hope you enjoy the photos I took. :-)