'Apu' by Hanna Ehlers for Zeitraum
Two years ago the German/Finnish designer Hanna Ehlers presented her series of neat and well-proportioned occasional furniture at Salone Satellite. This year the German manufacturer Zeitraum put it into production. ‘Apu’ is composed of a replaceable white ceramic pot, which comes in three different versions and a foot made from turned solid wood (American walnut, oak, ash).
'Apu 3' by Hanna Ehlers for Zeitraum
'Apu 2' by Hanna Ehlers for Zeitraum
'Apu 1' by Hanna Ehlers for Zeitraum
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'dress-up' vase for 361° by Nendo
Nendo will have the pivate exhibition ‘chair garden’ at Galleria Antonia Jannone on Corso Garibaldi 125 during this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. Amongst others there will be showcased these ceramic works by the Tokyo based studio.
“Three flower vases made in collaboration with Ceramic Japan, a firm in Seto, an area in Aichi Prefecture historically known for its ceramics. The three forms make up a family: a heavyset ‘father’, a slim ‘mother’ and a smaller ‘child.”
'peel' cup for 361° by Nendo
“A small section of the rim of this tea mug has been ‘peeled’ away to allow the tea bag string to escape, and the spoon to remain inside when you drink your tea or put on the lid to carry the mug with one hand.”
Beside this Nendo will present new designs for Arketipo and Flaminia at the Milan Fair as well.
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'Ceramics & Architecture' a this year's Dutch Design Week
At this years Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven the .ekwc will showcase the result of their five-year project Ceramics & Architecture, that consists of the projects ‘Brick’ and ‘Combined Residencies’. It is the biggest exhibition in .ekwc’s history, where 75 architects, designers and visual artists present their works. The publication shows the overall picture of all works made by the participants of Ceramics & Architecture.
'Between Bricks' by Baukje Trenning, photo by Ruud Peijnenburg
In the Brick project architects, designers and visual artists from The Netherlands and abroad have been asked to develop a new type of brick or come up with a new use for existing bricks. The results are as diverse as the participants themselves. They testify to intensive form research, the search for new functionality of the brick as well as an artistic approach to the material.
Brick - exhibition 3, photo by Ruud Peijnenburg
The project ‘Combined residencies’ focuses on a change in mentality: to demonstrate that cooperation between architects, visual artists and designers at as early a stage as possible, benefits the interactive, creative process. The results are innovative and surprising. Wienerberger, .ekwc’s partner in developing the project, has researched and manufactured some of the results of Brick and Combined Residencies.
'Combined residencies': 'Penrose 2' by David Celento en Del Harrow
Ceramics & Architecture, 17 / 25 october, Hal 2 Klokgebouw Strijp S and TU Eindhoven
to the .ekwc website
The base is made of thermo-shaped ceramic glass
At this year´s Milan fair the Italian manufacturer Acerbis presented ’Trigonos’, a table designed by Massimo Castagna. The glass table has a base which is composed of three glossy-white curved plates made of thermo-shaped ceramic glass. The peculiar bending of the plates determines an intriguing game of concave and convex surfaces and sinuous lines which get close one to the other as if they touched and then move away.
more Acerbis products @ Architonic
more novelties from Salone del Mobile 2009
'teapot 3' by Nina Levett 2009
Nina Levett’s patterns and ornaments are based on conceptual, humorous ideas, her work is based on experiments with surfaces and materials. Ornaments and patterns are developed for ceramic tiles, textiles, resin floors, boats, glass walls as well as packaging and (editorial) print.
The patterns on the wallpapers are handpainted and finished with epoxy resin.
She now uses these designs with wallpapers, home textiles, and fashion articles; all the things that we use to make our homes and lives perfect. The idea is to show the perfect home, swallowing the perfect housewife with her perfect husband, and make them ridiculously invisible so that they become accessorized by their wish to be seemingly perfect people.
read article @ Architonic