Widely regarded to be one of France's greatest living artists, Daniel Buren designed this beautiful espresso set for Illy as part of their Artist Collection.
The designs draws on a visual pattern chosen by the artist in 1965 and has now become a distinctive theme of his work.
The cups and saucers have alternating black and white stripes of 8.7 centimetres wide while the saucers have differing sizes. The artist does this to define the space and let the eyes establish a new relationship both with the space and with the objects.
The four espresso cups and saucers are ceramic and come in a beautiful presentation box.