'Rice' dinnerware collection by Studio Laura Strasser for JIA Inc.
A young German designer and founder of her namesake studio Laura Strasser has developed this delicate, milky-white set of porcelaine dinnerware in collaboration with a Hong Kong-based manufacturer JIA Inc.. Named after the century-old, traditional Chinese rice grain technique employed in its production process, ‘Rice’ features a subtle, translucent cut-out pattern reminiscent of rice grains. (more…)
'Seasons' flexible dinnerware by Nao Tamura
The one thing that’s clear in all the debate about sustainability and design is that, beyond the considered use of materials and thoughtfulness about energy consumption in production, a product must invite the user to form a long-term relationship with it. In short, it should be kept forever. ‘Seasons’, a flexible, durable serving dish, designed by New York-based Nao Tamura and shown at this year’s Milan SaloneSatellite, has a very good chance of being one of these life-long companions.
Made of silicone, 'Seasons' can be rolled up for storage
The inspiration for ‘Seasons’ is drawn from, among other sources, cherry leaves, which are used in Japan during the spring to wrap sweets. Made of silicone, the product can be rolled up for storage, and, importantly, be used in the oven and microwave. It’s also dishwasher-safe. What makes the leaves even more poetic is that each has its own individual shape. Design imitating nature.
'Seasons' by Nao Tamura
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