Gifts Today magazine

Floating mug is success!

Launched last year, this innovation design has been so successful, new sizes and colours to be launched

Since launching late in 2013, the Floating Mug, a registered design, has had a very successful first year, featuring in many notable publications including the Daily Mail and The New York Times, and sparking conversations around the world.

After a run-in with his wife concerning coffee rings on their furniture, designer Tigere Chiriga was motivated to create a solution that was both elegant and exceptionally functional. Enter the Floating Mug, a porcelain mug with an integrated coaster.

Tigere drew inspiration from a banana-hook stand and came up with a concept that suspends the mug in a way that allows moisture to cling to the bottom of the mug, away from your furniture. This innovation is particularly convenient for those times you forget a coaster is nearby.

The president of sales and operations in Europe, Dumile Ndlovu, notes that new colour designs and a larger 12oz (354ml) version will become available later in the year.

Furthermore, the Floating Mug is only the first in a line of innovative drinkware that Tigere is designing, with the scope of new products to be released, ranging from ceramics to glassware.

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