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Inga's most interesting design is without a doubt the “Veltibollar” cups. Their handleless shape is designed to not get hot on top, while keeping the liquid warm for a longer period.

Originally created with a rounded bottom, they could rock back and forth and still never spill. Hence the name; Velti a word for rolling and Bolli the Icelandic word for a cup. Inga has since flattened out the bottom to make it more steady, but the Rolling Cups remain one of her most popular design for the last 35 years, having made over two hundred unique decorations.

The cups are hand-painted, made of the finest porcelain available, and designed to not get hot on top. They are dishwasher and microwave safe, all except the ones painted with 24-karat gold paint.

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Meet the Artist

Inga Elín

Starting at the early age of twelve, the Reykjavík born Inga Elín has dedicated her life to the world of ceramics. She found her love for working with clay at the Reykjavík School of Arts and followed her passion to the Iceland Academy of Arts. She studied ceramics and glass in Denmark Design and was awarded by Queen Margrethe for her exceptional graduation project, a collection of handblown glassware and porcelain cups.

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Every piece is handmade using only the finest porcelain available


Always painted by hand with care so each piece is unique


Every piece is high-fired, functional and built to last