" I wanted to create a cup that fits in every aspect of our daily lives. The cup itself isn't special; the inseparable relationship between it and its owner, on the other hand, is extraordinary."
Our first-ever Yellow Stuff Collaboration project features the stunning work of Pollasate 'Nguan' Lohachalatanakul, who owns a ceramics studio known under the name "Aoon Pottery."
It all started from the idea of creating an "Everyday Cup" that everyone could actually use: something Yellow Stuff and Nguan carefully integrated into these ceramic cups' designs. Nguan himself drew inspiration from his past office days, when he wanted a cup large enough to keep him from getting up for more water at the pantry. But when he actually made one, it was far too big for his hands to hold, and the water it stored was far too heavy to be practical.
This time around Nguan set his sights on something more ample, factoring in the average sizes of men and women's hands as they held cups. The result was, indeed, an Everyday Cup truly fit for everyone.
Nguan knew the cup was functional, but the material which constructed it had to be equally as special. Being a ceramics fanatic, he valued clay above all else. Every kind of clay is capable of being formed into stunning pieces; but through his experience in the industry, he found that Thai clay itself was just as pristine as its international counterparts. Thus, Nguan wanted to use this local clay to craft this unique cup. Moreover, the cup itself is completely chemical-free, to ensure its owners receive a true product of nature.
This project represents his intention "to get Thais to use Thai ceramics, crafted from the soil of their land."