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How did this obsession start? I believe everyone of us has their own answer.
For me it started back to 2004 , when I decided to sign off on a coffee delivery program of illy . It came with a pretty good discount on Francis! Francis! x5 espresso machine. I also got as a present - 6 illy collection cup of Daniel Buren . I remember that I was surprised by the perfect design of the cup , and the feelling that I’m holding a piece of art in my hands. Later I found out that these cups were only a small portion of a huge illy art collection. Long story short, my obsession is started .
Very shortly, I was stunned by how small is known about these cups despite huge interest and growing population of collectors . Specifically in US, when interest to espresso coffee just started to grow.To find some information regarding the illy cups was similar for search of treasure.
7 years later , and more than 200 cups in my own collection , I decided to create this site to provide as much as possible information about collection and also to provide reference for collectors on prices , on how to find cups , history of the cups and every other possible aspect of this beautiful collection.
I consider myself a beginner and would be glad to get any help from any knowledgeable source. I believe together we will built a great site that all of us will be proud and glad to use.
Daniel Buren latest illy Art Collection "Monumenta" is now exclusively available at illy USA Store at 7/9/2012. You're invited to purchase this collection in the next 48 hours before they are made available to the general public. Limited quantities, while supplies last.
Unfortunately, price really disappoints - $225. The total price with Tax + Ground shipping is reaching $268, making it most expensive original price item.
The price is higher than in illy Europe sites and other internet Europe stores. You can buy “Monumenta” at Ebay.com for $170 - $220 (including international shipping). Oh well, illy , you can do better than this. :-(
Kiki Smith collection is now exclusively available at illy USA Store at 11/7/2012. Smith celebrates nature with colorful celestial motifs and gossamer-winged butterflies in this beautifully evocative collection. These exclusive cup sets are all numbered and signed by the artist. Read more
This beautiful collection is available in a set of 6 espresso cups, set of 6 cappuccino cups, or set of 2 mugs. Each set is packaged in a stunning gift box , coffee mug is not included.
Prices similar to Europe illy site :
Kiki Smith Espresso Cups Set of Six.................$150
Kiki Smith Cappuccino Cups Set of Six.............$175
Kiki Smith Mugs Set of Two....................................$50
Kiki Smith Coffee Can.............................................$15
Our site starts to support modern mobile devices such as iPhone, Android and Windows Mobile-based !
New illy Art Collection designed by Kiki Smith is announced 9/19/2012. Flowers, butterflies, suns and moons adorn the new illy Art Collection designed by Kiki Smith, inspired by the natural charms of day and night. Read more
Designed by LM100 Members: mentalKLINIK, newest illy art collection cup unveiled at First Night Celebration of Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler May 24, 2012.
Daniel Buren, who had already created an illy art collection in 2004, has designed a new one dedicated to MONUMENTA 2012 in the Grand Palais France.