The latest edition of the Sucabaruca Coffee Set has been carefully crafted by Kihara Ceramics.
Design by Luca Nichetto, Joint development with Mjolk of Toronto
The finish of the set, a glossy white, showcases the traditional glaze work of the studio. Kihara, a Japanese porcelain producing company based in Arita, Japan, has been hand-crafting ceramic wares for over 400 years. The company still produces work with techniques that have remained unchanged while also incorporating new technologies to enhance the nature of the material.
The Sucabaruca Coffee Set is rich in cultural and formal references that come from the influences of several people involved in the project. The main cone-shaped body is reminiscent of Carmencita, the famous character created by Armando Testa in 1966 for the tv show Carosello.
The lines in the ceramic are meant to emphasize the uniqueness of the pieces which can be stacked and combined in various ways. Set includes pot, filter funnel and 3 cups.
Started in 2009 by husband-and-wife team John Baker and Juli Daoust, Mjölk is a lifestyle shop and gallery, representing work with an emphasis on functionality, craftsmanship, and timelessness. We look to our daily lives to find inspiration for the products we carry. In our view, there is a beauty to be found in even the most simple, everyday tools.
Our gallery exhibits work by artists and artisans from Scandinavia and Japan, and we have worked on several exclusive product collections all of which explore the theme of daily ritual. Each collection is a collaboration between Mjölk and a prominent international designer, and produced locally by artisans in Toronto Canada.
Mjölk is located in the Junction neighbourhood of Toronto, in a white Victorian building with a modern interior designed by local architecture firm Studio Junction. We have been profiled by such international publications as The New York Times, Dwell, Monocle, Wallpaper and many more.