The 50 Most Iconic Designs of Everyday Objects

43. Greek Diner Coffee Cup

Year Invented: 1963

Designer: Leslie Buck

Leslie Buck, of the Sherri Cup Co., designed the Anthora coffee cup. The cup features an image of an amphora, an ancient Greek container. Because of its Greek styling, the cup appealed to Greek-owned coffee shops in New York City and became ubiquitous with the metropolitan, being called "perhaps the most successful cup in history" by the New York Times.

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