When I first opened my email and saw the Umberto and Louise coat rack, it was love at first sight. I actually didn't realize it was something that would be considered rude in Italy. I saw the gesture as saying Rock 'n' Roll! Knowing it's a bit naughty makes it all the better. But its appeal isn't just that it's funny - it's equally well designed.
Soup Studio has also designed the Sisyphus mug ("He holds a cup. Forever."), the Post-It desk with removable tabletop sheets of giant sticky notes and the Daiana, which turns an ordinary lamp on its head.
For more information, and to check out more of the cooperatives projects, check out Soup Studio (site in Italian).
Images: Soup Studio