Add an artistic touch to your coffee break with the new set of 6 cappuccino cups from the new illy Art Collection designed by Mona Hatoum. Be inspired by the shapes of the East and discover the story behind it.
Mona Hatoum: between desire and charm
Born in Beirut to a Palestinian family, Mona Hatoum moved to London in 1975 after the outbreak of the civil war in Lebanon. She began her career in the mid-80s with a series of performances and video works and then focused, in the early 90s, mainly on installations and sculptures. She loves to engage the viewer by arousing contrasting emotions of desire and repulsion, fear and fascination.
The story behind the artwork
The new illy Art Collection, designed by Mona Hatoum, is a game of shapes and colours that resembles the typical motif of the Kefiah: the traditional Arabian headdress nestled between fishing nets and olive leaves. A formal reinterpretation that depicts a heartfelt story about work, sacrifice and interpersonal relationships.