Mugs & Cups

White Bucket Mug “c’est la vie!” 350ml


Availability: Out of stock
Designer: Keith Brymer Jones

Product Info

This white ceramic mug is by the designer Keith Brymer Jones and part of his Word Range of designer mugs & cups. The unique Bucket Mug shape & super white porcelain body adds a hint of vintage style to its modern design. Its 350Ml capacity is perfect for a cup of coffee. This quirky coffee mug has been hand-stamped with the french phrase ‘c’est la vie!’ using Keith’s funky retro font. Every coffee mug is stamped & painted by hand, making each one a unique item. Dishwasher & microwave safe, it makes a personal & unusual gift.

Perfect for a lovely cup of coffee and a time-out from the pressures of the day, this white ceramic mug by the designer Keith Brymer Jones has the French phrase ‘c’est la vie!’ hand-stamped in a retro typewriter font. Exquisitely crafted from fine porcelain, it’s an elegant contemporary design with a hint of vintage style. It’s practical too, being hard-wearing and dishwasher and microwave safe.

The unusual shape of the Bucket Mug is one of its most recognisable features and was inspired by an old bucket in Keith’s Whitstable pottery studio. The elegant taper is pleasing to the eye but a closer look reveals that it finishes with an unusually thin lip for a mug. This is a reference to the fine porcelain cups of ancient China and it allows the tea or coffee to glide more gently and naturally onto the tongue. Keith’s attention to detail in the design of the Bucket Mug allows for a more relaxed, sit and sip style of tea or coffee drinking.

The technical achievement creates a fine porcelain mug that sits comfortably in the hand and is a pleasure to drink from, but what makes these designer mugs so unique are the words that are gently hand-pressed into the wet porcelain. Keith Brymer Jones calls this retro style his Word Range.

Full of technical skill, practicality and personality, the Keith Brymer Jones Bucket Mugs are deeply satisfying to own and make a wonderful, truly unusual gift.


c’est la vie!




Medium Mug