Thursday Crush: FC American Hand Craft
My husband is a serious coffee conoisseur, and last Christmas he was given two espresso cups made by local Frank Criscione. Ever since, I have been wanting to write about him on the blog, but his coffee cups were constantly out of stock (he is popular!). Finally, they are available again! The mugs, made in two sizes and both black and glossy white, call to mind the classic Italian percolators, bringing the production tool onto the table for consumption. These are so unique! You can buy them through Frank’s website, at Room 68, or at Design Museum shops.
Frank describes himself as an artist and designer, “inspired by people and emotion, attempting to make work that can be simple, elegant, and comfortable while often re-contextualizing moments of nostalgia and iconography inherent in our human object landscape.” Using materials as varied as T-shirts, scrap wood, and vintage Tupperware, Frank creates new contexts for familiar objects or iconographies. In addition to making stuff, he adjuncts at MassArt+Design. Check out his website for more info on his projects.
Image Credit: Frank Criscione.