“Sucabaruca” is a coffee set that consists of a porcelain coffee pot, 3 cups, pour-over dripper, and maple wood tray with walnut legs. The collection is designed by Venice and Stockholm based designer Luca Nichetto for Toronto based gallery and shop Mjölk. The set is made by local artisans, ceramicist Alissa Coe, and by woodworker Adrian Kuzyk.
The Italian designer came up with the idea of designing a coffee set that aims to combine the modern ritual of filtered coffee, which unites several countries including North America and Scandinavia, with the renowned tradition of his land, where coffee has been a cult drink for centuries.
The “Sucabaruca” coffee set is rich in cultural and formal references that come from the influences of several people involved in the project. The main cone-shaped body is reminiscent of “Carmencita”, the famous character created by Armando Testa in 1966 for the tv show “Carosello”. The patterns, hand-engraved in the ceramic, are meant to emphasize the uniqueness of the pieces, as well as for the tray, manufactured using materials such as Canadian maple wood, which always reveal new and unique patterns when carved. Just like in a game, the set elements can be stacked and combined as desired, indulging in the different personalities offered by 3 color palettes, from total white, inspired by the fashion designer Martin Margiela, to pastel tones, characteristic of Japanese architecture, and eventually pop colors, a tribute to the eclectic artist Jean-Paul Goude.