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Posts tagged as 'ceramics'

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'CCCLOUD' by Kengo Kuma for Casalgrande Padana, in cooperation with the Faculties of Architecture of Ferrara and Siracusa.

We all remember the travertine façade with its chessboard-like pattern of openings wrapped around his beautiful ‘Lotus House’. Recently the master of structural surfaces and façades, the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, realised this impressing 2826 m2 installation made from technical porcelain stoneware slabs for the Italian ceramics manufacturer Casalgrande Padana.

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'Phenomenon' by Tokujin Yoshioka for Mutina

Once more the Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka inspires with his sense for delicate surfaces and structures. Recently at this year’s CERSAIE in Bologna he unveiled ‘Phenomenon’, a new family of three-dimensional structured ceramic tiles he created for the Italian manufacturer Mutina. The collection includes the patterns ‘snow’, ‘honey-comb’ and ‘rain’.

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