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3 surprisingly great mug trends

Pia Seidel
14.11.2022
Translation: Veronica Bielawski

Ever feel like you’ve been cursed with an ugly mug? Me too. That’s why I’m super excited to put these pretty mugs to use on the daily!

Lately, ceramics have been adapting different fashion trends. The new medium can inspire you with ideas on how to decorate and bring variety to your home. Here are my three favourites.

Chunky knits and chunky boots turn into chunky mugs

In fashion, voluminous cardigans and chunky shoes have been popular for quite some time – now, ceramic cups are joining the ranks. You’ll find them online under «fat mugs» or «chunky mugs», and they feature handles that barely leave room for a finger. The brand Kave Home has designed an entire collection of thick dishes called «Tersilia». Even the teapot lid and saucer are plump – perfect for creating interesting breaks in your decor. The oversized pieces look particularly contemporary when paired with conventional or romantic, floral tableware.

Looking good! Ceramic cups have an extra rugged touch and provide contrast.
Looking good! Ceramic cups have an extra rugged touch and provide contrast.
Photo: Kave Home
Kave Home Tersilia
Cups
9.–

Kave Home Tersilia

1
Kave Home Tersilia (16 cm)
Plates
6 of 6 remaining
11.60

Kave Home Tersilia

16 cm

Pearls go from our necks onto ceramics

When you think of pearls, you probably picture accessories like a necklace or earrings. But they’ve been finding their way into ceramic art, ending up on mug handles instead of our necks. It’s enough to give any cup – even a totally plain one – a twist. In keeping with pearlcore’s tenet that «pearls make everything more beautiful», Instagrammer Schenley kicks it up a notch. Not only is the handle of her mug inspired by pearls, but so is her coaster.

Pearls are no longer kept in jewellery boxes only; they now also decorate dishes.
Pearls are no longer kept in jewellery boxes only; they now also decorate dishes.
Photo: Shenley

The It bag for cups

Once out of fashion, saucers are back and fancier than ever! Be it in the shape of a cloud or pillow, this accessory is a must for fashion-savvy mugs. Just like a handbag completes an outfit, the saucer completes the look. On top of that, it also proves extremely useful on its own. You can use it as a dessert plate or candle coaster. Design pieces like «Chunky Cup» by Gustave Westmann combine two trends – both the plate and cup are quite hefty.

I need my saucer! It completes the look.
I need my saucer! It completes the look.
Photo: Gustave Westmann
Serax Inku (150 ml)
Cups

Serax Inku

150 ml

Like. by Villeroy & Boch Perlemor (60 ml)
Cups
19.90

Like. by Villeroy & Boch Perlemor

60 ml

Like. by Villeroy & Boch Perlemor
Cups
15.–

Like. by Villeroy & Boch Perlemor

Author’s note: The cover photo features Courtney Pentimalli of @thefaircut with a «Chunky Cup» mug by Gustave Westmann. Photo: Pia Seidel

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