Illy Art Collection
30 Years of Beauty
Published by Silvana Editoriale.
Text by Andrea Illy, Cristina Scocchia, Matteo Thun, Carlo Bach.
Artists from Yoko Ono and Robert Rauschenberg to Kiki Smith and Ai Weiwei interpret the classic Illy coffee cup
For 30 years, the Illy coffee company has entrusted the design of its iconic coffee cups to some of contemporary arts key protagonists. This volume retraces the history of these unique art objects designed for everyday use, which since 1992 have brought together signed designer cups by more than 120 internationally renowned artists.
Artists include: Marina Abramovic, Neil Aitken, Pedro Almod var, Hannah Anderson, Ron Arad, Felipe Arturo, Atelier Van Lieshout, MatteoAttruia, Felipe Baeza, Ernesto Bautista, Michael Beutler, Francesco Bonami, Louise Bourgeois, Daniel Buren, David Byrne, Waltercio Caldas, Maria Joćo Calisto, Maurizio Cargnelli, Giulia Cenci, Paolo Cervi Kervischer, Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Michel Comte, Ross Cooper, Francis Ford Coppola, Antonio Dias, Gillo Dorfles, An Du, Hope Esser, JanFabre, Willie Filkowski, Franco Fontana, Fratelli Fortuna, Cosimo Fusco, Maurizio Galimberti, Giorgio Galli, Anna Gelman Bagaria, Mario Giacomelli, Tatiana Goloviznina, Geni Grabuleda and Mona Hatoum.