Posts tagged as 'ceramics'

Kaj Franck, Iittala Tupa 1948; photo by Rauno Träskelin

An exhibition celebrating the centenary of the birth and surveying the work of the renowned Finnish designer Kaj Franck is currently on view at the Designmuseo in Helsinki (15 June – 25 September). Spanning over four decades (from the 1940s to the 1980s) of Franck’s career as an artist, an industrial designer as well as a teacher of design, Kaj Franck – Universal Forms showcases an extensive body of work encompassing glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture and plastic and metal objects, including Iittala‘s famous and commercially successful ‘Teema‘ tableware line. (more…)

'Space Capsules' by Guillaume Noiseux for Bernardaud

‘An homage to the world of astronautics’, this futuristic series of carved porcelain vases has been created by the young Canadian designer and recent Luxury Design graduate (MAS-Luxe)

Guillaume Noiseux and manufactured by the French porcelain specialists Bernardaud. Inspired by his fascination with the conquest of space and ‘space travel and the aesthetics and poetry behind space shuttles and satellites’, the collection consists of Bernardaud’s preexisting designs which were reinterpreted and decorated by Noiseux. (more…)

Mon 31.1.

‘Clown Nose’ bins by Tomas Kral (CH)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 31.01.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Clown Nose' by Tomas Kral, photo by Federico Berardi

Inspired by the typical red clown nose the young Swiss designer and graduate from ECAL Tomas Kral realised this series of ceramic bins, closable through cork balls which are connected with coloured elastics.


Jewellery by Terhi Tolvanen

From 13 January to 5 March the London based Flow Gallery will exhibit the work of some extraordinary Dutch designers. ‘Going Dutch’ examines how makers and designers use materials in an exciting and subversive way and points out the art- and playful craftsmanship the Dutch design is famous for.


On display at Maison & Objet: Ceramic art by Paola Paronetto

At next year’s Maison & Objet in Paris, scheduled from January 21st – 25th, 2011 the Italian ceramist Paola Paronetto will present her newest creations as part of ‘Scènes d’intérieur’ section – amongst them these beautiful paper clay objects.


Jaime Hayón's new collection for Kutani Choemon

The Spanish designer Jaime Hayón recently unveiled the new porcelain collection he designed in collaboration with the Japanese products design studio Maruwakaya for Kutani Choemon. The Japanese traditional porcelain company produces handmade tableware for over 130 years.


Tue 23.11.

Ceramic speakers by nendo / Design Concept (JP)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 23.11.2010 - Tagged as: , , , ,

Ceramic speaker by nendo / Design Concept

The Japanese designers of nendo recently presented these speakers made from ceramics within the Revalue Nippon Project, an initiative launched by the former Japan footballer Nakata Hidetoshi to revitalize the traditional crafts in Japan. Curator Akimoto Yuji, director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan, invited nendo to collaborate with Mitsuke Masagasu, a Kanazawa-based potter whose work springs from the traditions of the local Kutani ware.


Wed 20.10.

‘FOLDED’ by Raw Edges for Mutina (IT)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 20.10.2010 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'FOLDED' by Raw Edges for Mutina

At this year’s CERSAIE in Bologna the Italian manfacturer Mutina presented this new series of bathroom tiles by the Isreal design duo Raw Edges. The designer’s idea was to reproduce the effect of folded paper on ceramics – the visual reference is the traditional ceramic patterns which were common in the apartments in Tel Aviv in the Fifties and Sixties. Raw Edges recreate them simply by using “folded” lines.