Spoon Cups

Spoon Cups: A Toast to Simulated Intimacy

A commission for Disegno Magazine's fifth anniversary edition special project on the ritual of "Toasting"

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The efficacy of simulation is at the core of the architect and designer Adam Nathaniel Furman?s toasting proposal. ?The toast is an artificial way of marking closeness that operates a little like politeness in society,? he says. ?You fake it until you make it, but that simulation can nevertheless stand in for a profound moment.? Furman created glasses that are shaped to slot together organically, mimicking the form of spooning human bodies. The toast may be atavistic, Furman suggests, yet it is too vital a reflection of human emotion to be abandoned. ?I?m a fan of design silently embodying or representing complex human interactions,? he says. ?These vessels are fun, but they?re simultaneously taking on the idea of the whole condition of toasting being a simulation of togetherness.?