Designer: Alfredo Luis Vasquez, Natasha Jankovic, Tatiana Goloviznina and Fratelli Fortuna
Four young artists convey a compelling message about how we interact with each other and our environment in this beautiful and socially relevant limited edition illy collection.
Each cup is the work of a student at Michelangelo Pistoletto's University of Ideas. The four artists, Alfredo Luis Vasquez (Colombia), Natasha Jankovic (Serbia), Tatiana Goloviznina (Russia) and Fratelli Fortuna (a group of artists from Italy) address a range of social issues in their cup design—from making those who live on the streets visible to society to describing conditions of the environment. Michelangelo Pistoletto, a leader of the Arte Povera movement, has collaborated with illy caffè on various projects over the last five years.
Once again, for the fifth year running, illy has invited UNIDEE students to submit their ideas. The aim is to convey a socially meaningful message through a design product.
The results of this collaboration that has been going on for several years are the four original interpretations of the cup by students of UNIDEE, Alfredo Luis Vàsquez, Fratelli Fortuna, Natasha Jankovic, Tatatina Goloviznina.