Academy Award-winning filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar is the latest world-renowned artist to create an original, limited-edition series of coffee cups for the illy Art Collection.
Dating to 1992, the leading Italian coffee company’s collaborations with eminent visual contemporary artists have produced striking, much-sought-after cups, designed to enhance the enjoyment of coffee in pairing it with beautiful objects.
Internationally acclaimed actor, script-writer and director Pedro Almodóvar was born in 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava in the La Mancha region of Spain and is best known for his films portraying the tumultuous transformation of post-Franco Spain. His entire body of artistic work can be viewed as an extraordinary allegory of the contemporary world, portrayed through women and love, desire, passion, family and individuality as metaphors for life. His films are widely distributed and much-admired by audiences the world over.
Available starting mid October 2009, Almodóvar’s six-cup series – each entry paired with an equally vivid saucer -- takes inspiration from six of the famed Spanish director’s most admired films; Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990), High Heels (1991), The Flower of My Secret (1995), Bad Education (2004) and Volver (2006).