Classic Inspirations: The Story of TALENT Coffee Cups by FIFTYEIGHT PRODUCTS
Statues and busts of famous personalities are all very well – except they merely stand around on their high pedestals. With our TALENT Series of porcelain cups, we are bringing living memories of luminary artists and geniuses whose work inspired the human culture through the ages to the table.
TALENT is an exclusive series of cups featuring the portraits of select personalities as hyper-contoured renderings of their facial expressions, crafted from high-grade porcelain in an elaborate production process.
Featuring delicately sculpted details – including a wealth of recognizable facial features for a unique sense of realism – our coffee cups and saucers from high-grade porcelain are the perfect conversation starters in an elegant atmosphere.
“To be, or not to be - that is the question.”
INSPIRED BY GREATNESS
Here at FIFTYEIGHT PRODUCTS, the design and manufacture of TALENT cups is driven by years of experience in the making of our emotionally captivating TASSEN Series of porcelain products. With our TALENT Series, we are bridging the gap between modern times and the classics by bringing strong, inspiring, and unique TALENT to the table – and into people’s daily lives.
Our designers are inspired by famous portraits of luminary artists in the form of statues, busts, or paintings.
In the next step, these expressive faces are modeled three-dimensionally on the computer. Details include finely sculpted accents such as Shakespeare’s goatee or Beethoven’s brooding eyebrows. Then they are cast in porcelain for posterity. All TALENT products are crafted from quality porcelain, Made in Germany.
TEA TIME WITH GENIUSES
For an intellectual quartet, we brought together famous composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven with literary geniuses William Shakespeare and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
With its subtle smile the face of Mozart constitutes a perfect counterpart to the fierce scowl of Ludwig van Beethoven. During the design stages, the portraits of both composers have been modeled in three-dimensional computer renderings based on iconic paintings, statues, and marble busts to capture their likeness in porcelain.
Imagine what kind of brilliant ideas will take flight when these four get together for tea time! And what spirited conversations you and your friends will have…
The fifth TALENT is known for a temperamental spirit and epic compositions: Richard Wagner is one of the most famous composers across the globe. Every year, thousands of visitors pay tribute to the musical genius at the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth.
Wagner's monumental works have inspired millions, including the unforgettable use of his “Ride of the Valkyries” on the soundtrack of Stanley Kubrick’s epic movie Apocalypse Now! You can now bring Wagner’s likeness to the coffee table as a fully sculpted porcelain coffee cup with 260ml capacity and lifelike details.
“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.”
The TASSEN brand is known for vibrant, emotional characters crafted in Germany with a love for detail from high-grade porcelain. This expertise in capturing characters and manufacturing quality porcelain products is at the heart of the TALENT Series.
We want customers to be inspired by the grandeur of brilliant works by inviting the TALENT coffee cups and saucers to their dining table.
FIFTYEIGHT PRODUCTS is bridging the gap between modern times and the classics by bringing unique TALENT to life in everyday conversations over coffee and tea.
“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. ”
Rounding out the exclusive overall package as true premium products, all TALENT Cups ship in elaborate gift cartons: Black as the base color puts full focus on the artists’ portraits.
Partially coated in glossy UV-finish, the boxes feature transparent see-through panels for showcasing the beautiful porcelain products on the inside. The premium packaging also keeps the artistically designed cups and embossed saucers safe from harm.
GENIUSES OF CULTURAL HISTORY
With the TALENT Series, we want to bring cultural memories to life and take “our” geniuses off their high pedestal and bring them to the dining table. As conversation starters, or just pretty ornaments, our TALENT cups liven up the atmosphere and let people bask in the glow of their genius. It’s our small contribution to keeping the memories of world-changing achievements alive, so they may encourage people today to discover and grow their own talents.
Looking ahead, we will continue to expand the TALENT Series with more geniuses, whose works continue to inspire us on a daily basis. It’s our small contribution to keeping the memories of world-changing achievements alive, so they may encourage people today to discover and grow their own talents.
Because as Goethe famously said: “Art is long, life short!”
“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”
Key facts about TALENT Series porcelain cups by FIFTYEIGHT PRODUCTS:
- Coffee cup and saucer from premium hard porcelain
- 3D-modelled artist portraits with sculpted details
- Capacity: approx. 260 ml
- Shipped in premium gift boxes
- 100% Made in Germany