Ceramic artist and designer Eszter Imre, who has previously created a range of porcelain cups with silicon rings, has now injected a sci-fi element into her design work with thisStar Wars-inspired collection. Cups for the Empire are porcelain cups for those who like to enjoy the dark side of their coffee or tea.
The idea behind this collection came from her partner, who is obsessed with Star Wars. He is part of an international organization called the 501st Legion, which has over 6,000 members who enjoy dressing up as Star Wars bad guys. Divided into garrisons covering different geographical areas, the Legion aims to help good causes in local communities, with members appearing in costume and collecting donations for charities.
She made these cups as a gift for him to practice the other big passion in his life: drinking coffee. The design of the cups is minimalist yet effective in the way it pays tribute to the iconic Stormtrooper helmet. The look was inspired by the black-and-white costume, which has a rounded shape and a black line across the forehead.