Ikea TROFE Cofee Mug

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Possibly the least expensive and most innovative products from Norse furniture powerhouse Ikea is the TORFE coffee mug. What at first glance seems to be a simple ceramic mug hides a cunning piece of industrial design that solves a problem almost everyone has had to deal with; water pooling in the base of an upturned cup after washing. TORFE solves this issue with a small notch that allows water to trickle down the side instead of stagnating up top.

TORFE is avialable for US$0.50 from Ikea outlet stores or online.
[via OhGizmo!]

1 Response to “Ikea TROFE Cofee Mug”

  1. 1 Rupert Scammell

    This is one of those bits of thoughtful product design that transforms commodity objects from mediocre to enlightened. Good catch.

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