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'Lightweight Porcelain' by Djim Berger

For its today’s opening the Paris based Galerie BSL showcases some remarkable works of promising designers and artists. Djim Berger will present his ‘Lightweight Porcelain’ stool which is made from a mix of 1/3 clay and 2/3 polystyrene pearls. When the piece is fired, the heat eliminates the polystyrene to reveal the porcelain, which is visually and sensually renewed. This principle creates high static stability with a material that is rather known for its fineness – qualities much sought after in innovative furniture design.

'Lightweight Porcelain' by Djim Berger

The exhibition will be open from 7 May – 24 July 2010.

BSL gallery interior architecture by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance

to the BSL Gallery website

Fri 23.10.

Takaoka Crafts Competition 2009 in Japan

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 23.10.2009 - Tagged as: , , ,

Glass-porcelain fusion by Misa Tanaka

Glass-porcelain fusion by Misa Tanaka, 2nd prize

The Takaoka Crafts Competition is one of the most distinguished and followed craft events in Japan. Recently this year’s winning products were announced.

My favourite submission ‘Shizukana Sora’ (engl.: Quiet Sky) by Misa Tanaka – a collection of porcelain dishes with glass bases – was awarded with the 2nd prize.

'Coil Vessel' by Ken Noguchi, 1st prize

'Coil Vessel' by Ken Noguchi, 1st prize

Interpreting the traditional Japanese art of lacquerware, Ken Noguchi created his ‘Coil Vessel’ made from lacquer, hemp and paper string. He won the 1st prize.

'Zabuton' by Junpei Tatsuno

'Zabuton' by Junpei Tatsuno

These cushions by Junpei Tatsuno are used for sitting and molded out of Paulownia wood from the Aizu region.

to the Takaoka Crafts Competition’s website