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Hidden Heart Espresso Cup

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The Hidden Heart Espresso Cup

Perfect for Valentine's Day (or any other day needing a little heart), The Hidden Heart Espresso Cup reveals a perfect heart shape when a double shot of espresso is poured into it. Because of its complex contours, this hidden shape can't be made with traditional molds or normal fabrication processes. Food-safe in Glazed Porcelain, and 2 make a perfect couple!

* Please note that the saucer is sold separately (not included in this print).


Why complex shapes are difficult in porcelain:

Porcelain is usually poured into 2 part molds, but there are several limitations to this. With a mold, you can make interesting shapes, but to be able to remove it from the mold, you can't have any contours that overhang (the underside, like a cliff, will get caught on the mold and you won't be able to pull it out). This is usually what's called draft.

So 3D printing is cool

With 3D printing those aren't problems, since the form is being built up layer by layer. The issue of draft goes away entirely, and there's much more freedom to focus on design.

I like to design for the hand as well as the eye. Kitchen, food, and drink-ware should almost slide into your hand, and give you a closer connection to what you are putting in your body.


PS - If anyone has a picture of their Hidden Heart Cup in they'd like to share, please send it my way at hi@danieljchamberlin.com and I'll add it to this page! Thanks!
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