Poly - special mugs made of porcelain with a polygon shape

Coffee mug in Ploygon style - for printing

Digitally inspired reality

The new polygon
Porcelain cup

The new porcelain cup poly for printing and engraving


The queen of cups

The new cup from Mahlwerck really messes up the world of cups. It is believed to be one of the first polygon cups to be mass produced using isostatic pressing. This process ensures a high degree of accuracy in porcelain. She is the eye-catcher on every table.

Poly can print a modern brand image very well in an individually printed, glazed and engraved way.

The special mug with facets from POLY

Polygon Mug Details - Poly

More than half of Mahlwerck porcelain mugs and cups are their own developments. These >>Mahlwerck Uniques«arent availabel at any other manufacturer!

To Coffee2Go & Travel Mugs and Co. we now present our new in-house developments:
Poly, cups and mugs with rough edges!

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Mug in Plygon Stlye with hydroglaze and engraving - Form 199
Special mug with logo print and polygon - Mahlwerck porcelain

The Poly is a special cup. It is not round, but consists of individual polygonal surfaces. Due to the unusual shape, it looks new and modern. Just like the image that this mug conveys. No wonder it is particularly popular with trendsetters and pioneers.

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Traditional production of porcelain

Porcelain is either pressed into shapes or "turned" or cast. Using molds you can usually produce more complicated shapes.

Starting material is the so-called raw mass, which consists for the most part of 50% kaolin, 25% feldspar and 25% quartz. The porcelain mass initially has a tough, kneadable consistency. For cast articles, this mass is liquefied so far that a syrup-like consistency arises.

This liquid porcelain mass is poured into working molds made of Gibs until they are full to the brim. The Gibs soaks up water in a precisely calculated time, which creates on the edges of the shards. The longer the shape "stands", the thicker the shard (also the heavier and the more stable).

When the desired body thickness has been reached, the excess mass is poured out and the mold is set aside for residual drying.
When the mold has dried so far, you can remove the casting mold and dry the broken pieces first and then burn.

One recognizes immediately that this process is expensive and laborious. However, the advantage is that only very low tooling costs are incurred and therefore you can also produce small, individual print runs.

Production with isostatic pressing

This method differs from conventional shaping in the manufacturing process of porcelain in that the starting material is not a typical porcelain mass in kneadable consistency.

Rather, this is a kind of granules with very low residual moisture. This process allows, not least because of the low moisture content, a much more accurate and consistent production shape.

Even with long runs, each cup of the other is similar in terms of material atypical accuracy.

The disadvantage of this method is the high tool costs, which have the consequence that only a profitability is given at higher cost.

Isostatic pressing has long been used for flatware, so plates and plates. For hollowware (cups, cups), the process is new and opens up wonderfully precise shapes in this area as well.

Digitally inspired reality
- the polygon trend rolls up

Polygonal design is popular worldwide. The initial trend seems to be firmly established in the design scene. Polygons are polygons and as such are closed shapes that have at least three sides and that can represent both two- and three-dimensional shapes. Polygons were first used as an approximation of round surfaces by 3D programs. The reason: Polygons can be calculated variably. The more computing power a computer has, the rounder the object becomes.

Polygons as simplified 3D objects

At first, this aesthetic dominated almost all modern video games. Nowadays, polygons are hard to spot on the "gamer" screens, as their computing power has grown so big. That's exactly why poly-elements are deliberately re-used in new PC games. Even individual objects in space are constructed as simplified polygon objects.

Meanwhile, the digital world has come to the limits of the real world simulation. Now the world makes use of tangible objects in the digital world: objects that are in fact incomprehensible. Improved production methods and 3D printing have contributed greatly. Virtual abstractions become material objects and enrich our daily diversity of design.

Polygon bird by pixel world cups
Polygon landscape
Mahlwerck porcelain

Mahlwerck porcelain