Illy art collection 2005 - Rufus Willis. Rufus Willis brings a contemporary interpretation to the traditional designs used to decorate porcelain English tea and coffee sets. In place of idyllic landscapes, Willis portrays modern urban reality and the blight caused by pollution, traffic and wars.
Original Illy tin of ground roasted coffee (expired). 4 illy espresso cups and matching design saucers. Some minor signs of wear on outside box, but fully intact with no fade of color. Rufus Willis (born in Manchester in 1978) was a young architect and designer residing in London when his design for illy was unanimously chosen by a jury from among proposals by artists studying at the Pistoletto Foundation in Biella, Italy (Città dellarte fondazione pistoletto).He currently works as an architect in the UK.