Amerigo Tot Cup & Packing design
This cup was inspired by the abstract ceramics of the Hungarian-born artist Amerigo Tot. As one of the most famous sculptors of the 20th century Italy became a second home of his. Tot’s studio was like a place of pilgrimage for European intellectuals. During the mid-1950s he become the art director of the Pinto ceramics manufactury in Vietri sul Mare, southern Italy. This was also the place where Amerigo Tot produced the first clay sketch of the façade frieze of the Termini railway station in Rome, which is his best known artwork.
It all started when Péter Nemes, Hungarian sculptor and graphic designer, knocked on the door of the talented ceramist, István Zakar, and asked him how they could make a cup that would both reflect on the spirit of Amerigo Tot and could bring a new color to the world of souvenirs. The result was concentrated in this porcelain object. The first CASA TOT cups will soon be joined by other products that will bring Tot's art into our everyday lives. By purchasing this cup, you are also supporting the work of the Amerigo Tot Foundation!