The Cement Mug is an homage to the basics in terms of materials and shapes. There are the elements of water, clay and sand man used to invent mortar, cement and concrete, foundational to our daily lives and homes. The design is purposely rough and primitive, composed not simply of elemental materials but of basic shapes, such as cylinders, trunks, cubes, cones and disks. Designed by Frédérick Gautier, the mug is inspired by the architecture of Le Corbusier and the Brutalist movement. In this one mug, Gautier explores several of his preoccupations – basics of material and shape as well as his interest in growing food and researching the historical utensils mankind has used to serve and consume food. The Cement Mug is produced by the Antwerp-based company Serax and is enameled on the inside, making it food-grade.
- Designed by Frédérick Gautier
- Produced by Serax, based in Antwerp
- Inspired by Le Corbusier and Brutalism
- Enameled on interior
- Designed and made in Europe