Cup and tray for coffee
While getting a cup of coffee usually meant giving yourself a break in your everyday life, it is now something you do with your left hand while checking your e-mail with your right. The tactility of Svale cup and tray calls you back to the physical world. The handle-less cup forces you to be more focused on the action; you can feel the heat from the content and let your fingers play with the embossed lines. The wooden tray gives a hint to finer occasions, and hence a feeling of treating yourself.
Svale (Norwegian for “swallow”) is inspired by the Oslo coffee house Fuglen (“The Bird”), established in 1963. The coffee house is well known for its high quality coffee and its focus on Scandinavian 1950s and 1960s design. Fuglen opened their second café in Shibuya, Tokyo in May 2012.
Design: Kristine Bjaadal
Photo: Ellen Johanne Jarli