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The FDRL Espresso Set Explores Rectilinear Boundaries for a Rational Design

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: Jan 24, 2013 • References: thefederal.co and blog.leibal
You're probably not used to seeing rectangular demitasses like you'll find in the FDRL Espresso Set, but who is to say that coffee cups should always be round? One of the fascinating features of this collection is that it makes the drinker more mindful of every sip. He might be more likely to appreciate the warmth and the flavor of his beverage as he pours it back from one end of the vessel.

The Federal's pair of tiny handle-less teacups can be placed side-by-side to form a square. They sit on a thin wooden tray next to a sugar bowl that matches their combined dimensions. This arrangement keeps the pieces tidy, giving the 3D-printed porcelain FDRL Espresso Set a lovely minimalist look.