Design Stefan Lindfors, 1998 Made in Finland by Iittala A question of balance. Ego's highly original design brings a modern perspective to international coffee culture - a cup suitable for all varieties of coffee. Designer Stefan Lindfors believes that while the soul of an object drives its design, you still have to take functionality, manufacture and aesthetics into account. Thus the cups are stackable, and the saucers need no separate rim for the cup, so they can be used as plates. The distinctive handle helps keep the cup steady both in the hand and on its saucer. Born on Ahvenanmaa, Finland, Stefan Lindfors is active both as a designer and sculptor and he has many international commissions behind him. His work includes Winged Victory (1996), a sculpture for Swatch's pavilion during the Olympics in Atlanta, as well as Freedom of Speech, a sculpture exhibition at the Finnish Embassy in Washington D.C. His collaboration with Marimekko has also contributed to several new patterns and products. espresso cup & saucer: 3.5oz.