Is this post-modernism? Is this non-sense? Is this art? Speedy & Friends egg cups, produced by the German company Casablanca, seem to offer infinite declinations of the same essential subject: half an egg with feet. Classified in different families and sub-families, Speedy's Friends cover more or less all modern human activities and events: sports, hobbies, important moments in life, jobs, ... whatever you can think about, it has probably been represented in a Speedy & Friends Eierbecher. These egg cups are not only all designed with extravagant imagination; they are also hand-painted with precious care. Moreover, Casablanca sells also plenty of irrelevant accessories such as transparent plastic balls to have your Speedy & Friends egg cups floating around your home. We are fans.
Interesting details, especially dedicated to Speedy & Friends collectors: 1) model called "Runny, der Dauerläufer", bought in 2004 from the second limited edition [eggcup3532]; 2) "Klumpy, der Natursbuche", marketed in 2000 [eggcup2059]; 3) "Hotti: Freund der Pferde", bought in 2006 [eggcup4829]; 4) "Baby Rose, das Schnullegirl", marketed in 2000 [eggcup2148]; 5) "Nikolo, der gestiefelte Santa" [eggcup2150]; 6) "Plantschy, der Nichtschwimmer", from the Sommer family; 7) "Stürmi, der Volltreffer", marketed in 2000 [eggcup2149]; 8) "Torty" from the "Hochzeit", sold under the slogan "Ei love you!" [eggcup3393].
The future of egg cups depends probably less on their capacity to hold eggs than in their ability to surprise the consumer. The more they look like gadgets or even works of art, the more complicated it will be for normal people (meaning "non egg cup collectors") to ignore them. The present selection shows some of our favourite pieces with astonishing designs.
Intersting details (well, at least we think they are): 1) "Wiesenglück" egg cup, designed in 1998 by Anne Hubinger and marketed in 2001 by No.Nonsens, sold at Das Möbel in Vienna (Austria) [eggcup3381]; 2) Prydlig egg cup, sold by Ikea, made in China in 1999 [eggcup1984]; 3) Olaf egg cup, designed by Meyer Design for Koziol, sold in 2001 [eggcup2357]; 4) Eggy egg cup, designed by Frits Vink, produced by Cleverline for ZHO Innovation [eggcup4557]; 5) Inflate egg cup, designed by Michael Sodeau [eggcup4171]; 6) "EinEiige Zwillinge" egg cup, designed by M. Roling and V. Zitzmann for Take 2 [eggcup2154].
If you like special egg cups, don't forget to check the Rare artistic egg cups post.
If you enjoy modern design, you might be interested in WMF egg cups, Leonardo egg cups, or our general selections on Modern design ceramic egg cups, Modern design metal egg cups or Modern design plastic egg cups.
In case you wondered what you should put in them... now you know!
1) marked "Boiled egg", made in Britain by Bridgewater, "Toast & Marmalade" series [eggcup1313] 2) "Huevo", made by Happy Decor (Spain) [eggcup0605]; 3) "huevo", "egg", "Ei", "uovo", "oeuf", made by Thomas (Rosenthal) (Germany) [eggcup0581]; 4) "An egg boiled very soft is not unwholesome, Jane Austen" (reference to "Emma"), Fine white stoneware egg cup made in Scotland for Dunoon [eggcup0902]; 5) marked "Oeuf" [eggcup0780]; 6) marked "ei" [eggcup0996]; 7) marked "chicken egg" [eggcup2042] 8) "uovo" [eggcup0556]; 9) "El otro huevo de Colón" [eggcup0116]; 10) marked "uovo" ; 11) marked "Huevo", made by Happy Decor (Spain); 12) marked "ei" [eggcup1365]; 13) marked "ik love ei" [eggcup3825]