This Colorful Children's Cup Features Oversized Ears for Handles

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 1, 2016
References: gispen & dezeen
Dutch designer Richard Hutten created a playful children's cup that draws inspiration from a popular Disney film. Originally created for Hutten's son, the mug is now available for children everywhere.

The Dombo mug is a colorful children's cup that is partially inspired by the 1940s Disney classic Dumbo. The name is also derived from the Dutch word 'Domoor,' which literally translates into the phrase 'stupid ear.' The influence of the name is apparent in the mug's unique design, which consists of two oversized ears for handles. These handles not only help children drink from the cup without spilling the liquid inside, but they also give the cup a distinct, elephant-inspired shape that appeals to young children. To keep parents happy, the mugs are made of thick, dishwasher-resistant plastic for easy clean-up.