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The most beautiful glasses for teas, coffee, cocktails, juices, soups and naughty desserts. Designed by Yalcin Coban in London.
The story Continues. U.S.A here we come!
The story Continues. U.S.A here we come!
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698 backers pledged £33,580 to help bring this project to life.

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Wohooo! We reached our goal. Thank you soo much.

Mibuu is now a guarantee, there is still time to get your own Mibuu.

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Thanks for checking out our project. With your help we would love to make our idea a reality and get them in your hands.

  • You'll want to show them off - With their sleek minimal design Mibuu.mini and Mibuu.Mighty will be the centrepiece of your next dinner party or date. 
  • Hot inside, warm outside - Like hot drinks? Mibuu.mini and Mighty allows you to hold your drink close without ever burning your hands. As soon as your hand connects with one of the Mibuu glasses, you won't want to let it go. Plus your drink stays hotter for longer.
  • Eco-friendly - Mibuu.mini is manufactured with eco-friendly processes. We love our planet.

  • Hand crafted - Each Mibuu glass is made by hand. Why? Because this gives each glass its own character. Like snow flakes, none are ever exactly the same making every one of them unique.
  • The perfect size - After testing hundreds of glasses we have found that these are the perfect sizes, theres one that's just right for you.

The Story

We love that many cultures still enjoy tea and coffee in their own unique ways. The French enjoy a rich espresso, the British drink tea with milk, the Chinese enjoy a green tea and the American's enjoy a large smooth coffee or a chilled ice tea. The beverage is more than just a taste, it allows us to come together. Allowing conversations to start and memories to be made. These beverages raise us when we are down and heat us when we are cold. But most importantly they give us an excuse to share stories with each other around a table. However this is not easy when you keep putting down your drink because your arm hurts or burring your fingers because of the awkward handle. Many long caffeine induced sessions at work with badly designed cups enticed us to look for a better way. We noticed that most people would stop using the handle once their hot drink cooled down a bit. Why? Because the handle is an awkward design, putting your fingers in an uncomfortable position. If you have ever used one of those silly round handles you will know first hand what we mean. 

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We decided to remove the handle, but how would we stop people burning their hands? The answer came from the Japanese culture. Their sake bowls didn't have any handles yet didn't burn your fingers either. We learnt from this, developing it further. We wanted our glasses to make impact, we wanted them to make you saw WOW! Many months of research and testing lead us to finding the correct glass and the right professionals to mould these beauties. During our research we came across other double wall glasses, but they were again badly designed. They were either too large or had a round awkward shape, some even had handles? Don't ask we don't get it either. We worked hard to make our glasses pristine like a piece of luxury jewellery. Unlike others our glasses dip in and not out. This means they are comfortable to hold. No handle, elegant design and no compromise on quality. 

How are they made?

Each Mibuu glass is handmade, making everyone a little different. This means each glass has it's own unique character, reflecting the passion and talent of the professional artisans who crafted it. 

We are now ready to pull the trigger. We've gone a long way towards our goal of bringing the project to life. Many months of research, designing and prototyping has meant that we now have a product that we love. Everyone that we have shown them to have said "WOW, where can I buy one". When told that they are not available, their reply was "Oh, its fine I'll just keep this one then". This is where you come in, by pre-ordering your Mibuu glasses, you help us get them off the ground.

Please check out the backer rewards on the right and help us make it possible to bring these artful service pieces to your home and office.

Specs:

Mibuu.mini holds 100ml (3.5 oz) of liquid. Height: 90mm Depth: 56mm Mibuu.Mighty holds 230ml (8.1 oz) of liquid (size of of a mug). Height:116mm Depth: 76mm

Mibuu glasses are Dishwasher safe. 

Give Mibuu as a Gift

We've created special cards that you can email or print out and give to your friends and loved ones to let them know you purchased a Mibuu glass just for them. Get the card here: http://goo.gl/H3QHC5

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Stretch Goals:

(Reached) Stretch Goal 1: £25K - We will give all our backers a personally signed Booklet with 5 Cocktail & 5 Dessert Recipes.

Stretch Goal 2: £35K - Unlock Lava Colour (Transparent).

Stretch Goal 3: £45K - Unlock Surf Colour (Transparent).

If we unlock a colour at the end of the campaign we will send you a survey and backers in the £35, £40, £60 & £110 tiers can choose from any of the colours they want (single colour).

Both Lava and Surf are amazing colours. The inner glass is transparent and will add an extra level of depth to your drinks and desserts.

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 Thank You.

Yalcin Coban and the Mibuu team

Special Thanks:  YumYum Thai Restaurant, Etcetera Cafe Bar London, Micheal Ruh Studio London, Melisa, Ali O, Ali K, Simona, Cilem, Irfan, Cagdas, Mahmut, Ozgul, Canan, Ceylan, Ilkay, Ebru, Ferya & Salih.

Risks and challenges

The only issue that may occur is us receiving an unexpectedly large amount of pledges. For this eventuality we have worked hard to create great relationships with multiple manufactures and suppliers. We believe in the team that we have created and don't see any problems arising.

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    Starter Mibuu.mini Set: 2 mini's. UK shipping Included. For US, Canada & EU add £7. Rest of the world add £20.

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    Early Bird Mini & Mighty Set S: 2 mini's & 2 Mighty's. Plus a cocktail or desert recipe from the award winning YumYum Thai restaurant. UK, US, Canada & EU shipping Included. Rest of the world add £10.

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    Mighty Set: 4 Mighty's. UK shipping Included. For US, Canada & EU add £10. Rest of the world add £20.

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    Mini & Mighty Set M: 4 mini's & 4 Mighty's. Plus a cocktail or desert recipe from the award winning YumYum Thai restaurant. UK shipping Included. For US, Canada & EU add £15. Rest of the world add £25.

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    Mini & Mighty Set L: 8 mini's & 8 Mighty's. Plus a cocktail or desert recipe from the award winning YumYum Thai restaurant. UK shipping Included. For US, Canada & EU add £15. Rest of the world add £25.

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