These cups are based on a study of how caffeine affects your body. This really strong creative concept is an example of intellectual design that rules.
They were part of a PR stunt from Illy in conjunction with Dutch designer Joep Van Lieshout. Each cup is signed and numbered by the artist.
Implications - Products that stimulate intellectual thinking in the consumers that buy them appeal to an entirely different group of consumers. People who are looking for items that are aesthetically and thoughtfully creative want more from the things they buy than mere function and utility, and companies hoping to appeal to them should never discount the importance of inspiring thought in their designs.
Caffeinated Dishware by Joep van Lieshout
1. Caffeine-inspired Design - Companies can tap into the demand for aesthetically and thoughtfully creative products that stimulate intellectual thinking.
2. Intellectual Consumer Goods - Consumers who seek items beyond function and utility are drawn to intellectually stimulating designs.
3. Aesthetic and Thoughtful Products - Designs that inspire thought and have a strong creative concept appeal to a niche group of consumers.
1. Home Goods - The home goods industry can incorporate caffeine-inspired designs into various products, like mugs and kitchenware, to cater to intellectually minded consumers.
2. Art and Design - The art and design industry can explore collaborations with artists to create intellectually stimulating products, such as limited-edition dishware.
3. Creative Marketing - Marketing agencies can facilitate PR stunts and collaborations between designers and brands to promote aesthetically and thoughtfully creative products to targeted consumer segments.