‘Bestiarium’, a series of fragile porcelain hybrid creatures, is the result of an experimental collaboration between artist Maria Volokhova and design studio SHAPES iN PLAY.
The two studios worked in parallel to develop each object and the final result shows the interplay between the design processes. “The project combines analogue and digital approaches to design in an unconventional and playful manner.” say the designers.
“The culminating effect is a series of creatures that not only express combined methodological practices, but also a functional and whimsical balance between the real and the imaginary.”
“The characters of the ‘Bestiarium’ represent the hybrid nature of our times: they embody analogue and digital technologies and offer organic and generated forms. The end result is a set of useful and decorative objects that provoke as well as proffer.”