Born in 1939, Francis Ford Coppola is a traveler, hotelier, restaurateur, wine maker, businessman, publisher, family man, cook, hobbyist, car collector, producer, writer and director.The gravel of the driveway. The grass in the backyard. The food on the table. These ara elements that his hands touch and his eyes focus open, the textures of his home live.
This collaboration with the great director came about during the filming of an advertisement for illycaffe. The result was a fun and unusual collection of cups and saucers that can be imaginatively interchanged like the ingredients of a recipe. The inevitable result of the artist's personal passion for cooking. Coffee beans, bay leaves, herbs, peppercorns and red chili peppers create a fascinating visual interplay that enlivens a pleasurable break.