Faustina is a ceramic design object dedicated to chocolate tasting, winner of the MIDEC 2019 first prize for ceramic design.
It is characterized in an original way by the effect of the liquid which, when poured into the cup, surprisingly draws the stylized profile of a female face.
Faustina is the result of a project to reinterpret the shapes and decorations of the ceramic tradition of Castelli, an ancient and charming village in Abruzzo, important for the tradition of over five centuries of ceramic art.
It draws inspiration from the classic iconography of Renaissance majolica: the shape of her face shapes the material by reproducing the exact profile of a woman decorated on a 16th century apothecary jar.
Another important reference is that of the style of the "chicchere", the eighteenth-century cups of Castellana production intended for the tasting of exotic drinks: coffee, chocolate and sorbets.
The hand painted landscape in blue color is a further tribute to the castle decorations of the most ancient conception.
The design, modeling and prototyping phases are followed by the skilful work of the ceramic craftsman who is dedicated to the manual creation of each individual object.
The decoration is done by hand in blue tones with subsequent firing on the third fire.
Cup and plate are supplied in an exclusive Le Cichere® packaging, elegant, protective and eco-sustainable. Certificate of origin and authenticity.