NatureTech Coffee Cups

The Brief

Create a distinctive ceramic vessel for market testing, with the eventual goal of creating a range for manufacture and sale.

How Nudi Helped

Given such a broad brief we elected to narrow things down by further constraining it: inspired by nature, using modern technology to achieve an obviously technological appearance.

Inspiration came from the shapes, textures and colours encountered on local reefs, from the variety of soft corals and other life.

We used this inspiration to drive a design algorithmically modelled in Grasshopperâ„¢ and Rhino6â„¢, which we scaled and 3D printed as a master.

We then used the master to create slip moulds. Coloured slip was cast and glazed green, and a single slow firing used to create the final pieces.