August 2011

IMAGE Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

For his take on the iconic Illy espresso cup-and-saucer set, sculptor Anish Kapoor abandons preconceived notions. He’s the first in Illy’s artist-collaboration series to alter the standard design, adding a simple hole to the saucer. The result is a mastery of reflection, depth and distortion. This platinum-glazed set both defines shine and defies expectations. $90 for two, illyusa.com. —Bailey Shiffler