Flowers, butterflies, suns and moons adorn the illy Art Collection designed by Kiki Smith, inspired by the natural charms of day and night.
The American artist’s flowing, poetic images are beautifully expressed on the canvas of the illy cups, reinterpreting the European decorative arts tradition of flower painting on ceramics with a fresh, whimsical twist. The fluid and fanciful designs of the Kiki Smith collection transform the simple pleasure of drinking a cup of illy into an even richer sensory experience, heightened by the visual and tactile aesthetics of contemporary art.
Her work is held in more than forty important public collections in the United States and abroad.
Kiki Smith lives and works in New York City. She has been represented by The Pace Gallery since 1994.