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Coffeepot and cups constructed from pre-printed steel from recycled tin cans for IILLY coffee.

The coffeepot is based on a historical coffeepot from 1728-9.  

The cups are permanently stacked on top of one another. The ratio for the height of the coffeepot to the height of the precariously stacked espresso cups is based on the concept of phi (pronounced ‘fee’)

Stacked expresso cups

Stacked expresso cups

The Top Cup

The Top Cup

This coffee pot is shown in the book Teapots: Makers & Collectors by Dona Z. Meilach.

Coffeepot and cups constructed from pre-printed steel from recycled tin containers for IILLY coffee, 10k gold and aluminum rivets, stainless steel screws. Plastic resin. Stacked espresso cups are permanently attached with a concealed rod going through the cups. 

The ratio for the height of the coffeepot to the height of the precariously stacked espresso cups is based on the concept of phi (pronounced 'fee'), the Golden Ratio, and a pun on the word "coffee". Would you like milk and sugar with your coffee? What is your perfect ratio?

 22"H x 12" W at handle and spout x 6.25''D

Permanent Collection of the Kamm Teapot Foundation

 © Harriete Estel Berman, 2004