Emiko Oki designs some of the most clever products! Recently, I reviewed the pint glass that she created, and this product is of a similar theme. It's called Trophy Tableware because Emiko takes the coffee pot, bowl, cup, saucer, and so on, and creates a groove in the ceramics with which the user can stack the pieces to make a grand trophy. I find it to be similar to the pint glass in that the implied silhouette of the piece makes the piece. Everything is left simple and unadorned. I must admit I was daydreaming of what this piece might look like with some sort of baroque applied design, but it's simplicity is probably its strength as well.