This Milk Cup Looks Like a Ceramic Milk Jug When Faced Down

By: Jen Chae - Published: Jul 20, 2013 • References: tent1000 & tent1000
When faced up, it serves as a milk cup, but when faced upside down, this design mimics the shape of an old-school ceramic milk jug. The Milk Cup prototype by Japanese design studio Tent1000 is uniquely self-referential—only when seen from a different perspective.

The cork bottom of the milk cup acts as a grip when the cup is placed on the table. But when the cup is empty and flipped, the round cork resembles a cork-topper for a jar. When filled with milk, the cup is not outstandingly eye-catching. But because of the clever streamlined shape of the cup, the Milk Cup looks like a cork-topped milk jug when upside-down. Most meta designs look like the object being referred to. The Milk Cup may look mundane when in use, but it will surprise you with its ulterior motive. Stats for Milk Jar-Mimicking Cups Trending: Older & Mild
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