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20 Creative Coffee And Tea Mug Designs

Published 10 years ago

Mugs are no longer just plain ceramic objects that hold our beverages – they’ve already become something meaningful with sentimental value. Most of us have our own favorite mugs which we hate sharing with other family members, and our tea or coffee never taste as good if we drink from someone else’s mug.

In this awesome list not only you’ll see the most creative coffee and tea mugs, but also some which can help you protect your private mug from sharing. So, if you are looking for a new  mug – this collection is a good place to start. Enjoy!

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1. Zero Gravity Mug

A coffee cup in zero gravity. In use, it can be placed vertically; not in use, can be tilted in place, as if in a weightless state. (link)

2. Coffee Bean Mug

A mug made from real coffee beans. (Photo by: rctaylorphotography)

3. Camera Zoom Lens Mug

Mugs that are so realistic, you might have to use post-its just to remind yourself which is for coffee and which is for taking photos. (link)

4. Snout Cups

At first sight it looks like a nice ordinary cup. But be aware!….it plays a game with it’s user. (Designer: Jorine Oorsterhoff)

5. Zipper Cup

A set of zipper cups with elegantly designed opening to hold tea bags. (Designer: Megawing)

6. Cortado Cup

A cortado is an espresso “cut” with a small amount of warm milk to reduce the acidity. This cup helps its owner with the proportions while making one. (Designer: Ignacio Pilotto)

7. Lock Cup

Only the owner of the cup can use his shaped key to close the hole, pour the coffee and enjoy the drinking. (Designer: Efrat Gommeh)

8. Face Mug

Put a smile on that mug with a hungry mouth cubby that bites off more than you can chew. Perfect for serving milk and cookies, coffee and doughnuts, tea and biscotti, or your favorite snack-time combinations. (link)

9. Grow Up Coffee Mug

“Grow Up” is a set of mugs with grassy bottoms. (Designer: Jinsik Kim)

10. Ironius – The Coffee Mug Iron

In simple terms, the heat from your hot coffee-filled mug “Ironius” can be used to iron out a few creases of your shirt. Perfectly handy for those naughty ones who indulge in office romances. *Nina in her silky black bra is not included in the packag (Designer: Art Lebedev Studio)

11. Fashion Victims

A noted entry in Designboom’s recent competition Dining in 2015, these tongue-in-chic mugs by Israeli designer Yael Kristal victimize your morning coffee with the pervasiveness of fashion trends. (link)

12. On / Off Coffee Mug

This fun mug is black when there is no coffee in it or when you put a cold drink in it, and it displays the word ‘OFF’ on the front. Add a hot drink like tea or coffee and watch it change colour from black to white, and the text changes from off to on. (link)

13. Picto Cafe

Picto caffè is a coffee cup and a coffeepot drawn as one pictogram. The shape and the plan of the object is déssiné to resume the archetype of the cup has coffee and the coffeepot while underlining plans thanks to the use of the black lines. (Designer: Rlos Design)

14. Slim Cups

Cups were designed for the project “Combination of tradition and technology”. Designer says: “My interpretation for this title was the way things get slimmer as technology moves forward.” (Designer: Sharona Merlin)

15. Smiley Cups

Want to cheer yourself up in the morning. Then start your day with coffee served in this cheerful cup. (Designer: Psyho)

16. Tea Bag Coffin

With the ‘Tea bag Coffin’, the drinker can tidily bury the bag under the cup and out of the way. RIP. (Designer: Jonas Trampedach)

17. Eye Cup

Cup with a creepy eye at the bottom (link)

18. Walking Cups

The combination of ceramic cups with ceramic fingers represent an idea in which the still creates a will of its own, enabling a cup to decide whether to stay or leave the situation it is in. (Designer: Ronit Baranga)

19. Moustache Mug

Enjoy effortlessly masquerading behind a character moustache while drinking your favorite tea or coffee. Explore your favorite masculine expression! (Designer: Petter Bruegger)

20. Teeth Mug

Another cup which prevents most people from using it. You can drink normally from the smooth side of the mug, or let the coffee dribble out a bit between the realistic gaps on the teeth side. (Designer: Megawing)

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