Yuting Chang turns blue-and-white porcelain inside out for tableware collection

Taiwanese designer Yuting Chang has created a ceramics collection that wears its traditional blue adornments not on the outside, but layered internally. The delicate linework, which decorates the otherwise minimal, matte cream tableware, is built up by slip casting porcelain in alternating colours within a mould to create up to 29 layers in one piece. […]

Melilla’s historic market converted into latticed education centre

Ángel Verdasco Arquitectos used a lattice of aluminium beams to cover the ceramic tiled facade of an education centre built over an abandoned market in Melilla. An autonomous Spanish city located on the coast of Africa, bordering Morocco, Melilla’s historic market had been operating for some 90 years prior to its closure in 2003. After […]

Tiipoi creates ceramic kitchenware using technique from remote Indian village

Product design studio Tiipoi has worked with Indian master craftsman Mathew Sasa to create a collection of ceramic vessels using a technique found in a remote village in northeastern India. The five-piece cookware collection consists of two multipurpose pots and a pan, and two serving bowls that nest one within the other, called Karipot, Karipan […]

Åsa Stenerhag creates peculiar ceramics for Alien Autopsy exhibition

Stockholm-based artist Åsa Stenerhag has created a series of ceramic objects that she suggests might be alien body parts. Stenerhag created over 30 pieces for Alien Autopsy, an exhibition at the Massproductions showroom in Stockholm last month. Finished in shades of white, brown and black, the stoneware pieces bear some resemblance to human body parts. […]

Goodmoods’ handmade sandstone bottles are a “satire of our plastic use”

French creative publisher Goodmoods has released a collection of soft matte ceramics that mimic the shape of single-use plastic bottles. The Consigne vessels come in four shapes, with each available in three of six powdery colours, including bengal red, mimosa yellow, meringue white and fir green. This results in 12 variations that can be used […]

Céline Arnould makes commemorative porcelain bowls from the hair of loved ones

Swiss designer Céline Arnould has cast a series of ceramic vessels from the hair of her friends and family, as a contemporary take on the locks that Victorians used to keep as tokens of love or loss. Arnould – who trained as a hairdresser and still cuts the hair of those closest to her – […]

Ninon Choplin creates curved marijuana pipe from glass to “watch as smoke billows”

Ceramist Ninon Choplin has designed a tubular, glass pipe influenced by the shape of water slides for smoking accessories brand Tetra. The Elbow Pipe was created in collaboration with Tetra, a marijuana accessories company located in New York and Los Angeles, and Portland cannabis lifestyle brand Serra. Originally the ceramicist moulded the design for the […]

The Future Perfect celebrates “radical, feckless” ceramics in Mess exhibition

Design gallery The Future Perfect is exhibiting weird and wonderful ceramic homeware and accessories across its locations in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The Future Perfect teamed up with London design editor Tom Morris to create the exhibit called Mess, which opened 7 November at the gallery’s three locations in America. Following on […]

Haas Brothers designs alien-like objects with tentacles created by multiple brushstrokes

Art and design duo the Haas Brothers has revealed a series of otherworldly sculptures with tentacle or fur-like outgrowths that are the result of porcelain being built up with thousands of brushstrokes. A menagerie of more than 45 of the bulbous, rainbow-coloured objects – some with golden trunks and antennae like deep-sea creatures – were […]

Call for entries to the Tile of Spain Awards 2019

Dezeen promotion: architects, designers and students are invited to submit projects to this year’s Tile of Spain Awards. The annual event, now in its 18th edition, is held by the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturer’s Association (ASCER) to celebrate projects from across the globe that make use of Spanish-made ceramics. This year, a total prize of […]

Zhekai Zhang uses waste coffee grounds to create marble effect on Coffire lamps

Designer Zhekai Zhang has developed a method of staining porcelain with used coffee grounds to mimic the texture of marble, and applied the technique to a collection of lamps called Coffire. The method, inspired by ancient Chinese pit-firing techniques, forms an “imperfect” random texture, meaning each Coffire pendant light is different. The lamps are one […]

David Adjaye designs Magdalene Odundo ceramics exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre

David Adjaye has designed an exhibition of ceramicist Magdalene Odundo’s work at the Norman Foster-designed Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich. The British architect’s studio Adjaye Associates was responsible for the design and layout of Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things, an exhibition at the high-tech gallery that opened last weekend. A series of ovoid, […]

Francesca Molteni creates film to celebrate Italian ceramics

Dezeen promotion: Film director Francesca Molteni has created a movie for Ceramics of Italy that spotlights the story of Italian ceramics. Created by Molteni with architectural historian Fulvio Irace, the short film artistically celebrates the character and versatility of Italian tile. The film features three Italian buildings that each demonstrate innovative and interesting ways that the locally-produced tiles […]

Iris Ceramica Group opens first UK showroom in London’s Clerkenwell

Dezeen promotion: Italian ceramic tile manufacturer Iris Ceramica Group has transformed an office space in Clerkenwell, London, into its first showroom in the UK. Iris Ceramica Group has opened the showroom to mark its surface collections being brought to the UK for the first time. Iris Ceramica Group is a leading brand in the design, […]

Soho House launches interiors collection Soho Home in the US

Membership club Soho House has launched a range of furniture and homeware in the US so that fans of its interior decor can deck their home’s in the same fashion. Products for sale include cane chairs and cushions featured in Miami’s Soho Beach House Launched for online sale in the US yesterday, Soho Home is […]

Eny Lee Parker presents “lumpy and imperfect” homeware at ICFF 2019

Brooklyn designer Eny Lee Parker’s latest homeware includes a mirror that looks like “dripping pancake batter” and donut-like lamps. Parker debuted the designs at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), an annual showcase that coincides with the NYCxDesign festival. Lee Parker unveiled the new collection in a homey set at ICFF The 12 piece collection […]

Old Ceramic Society of Coimbra celebrates its 18th-century structure

Simple plaster surfaces sit alongside aged wooden ceiling beams within this ceramics studio in Coimbra, Portugal, which has been overhauled by Luisa Bebiano Arquitectos and Atelier do Corvo. Situated near the city centre, the Old Ceramic Society of Coimbra has been revamped by local practices Luisa Bebiano Arquitectos and Atelier do Corvo to “emphasise the continuity of time, […]

Malou Palmqvist’s sculptures defy the “fundamental laws of nature”

Geometric shapes balance precariously atop misshapen forms in this abstract sculpture series by Swedish designer Malou Palmqvist. Called Balanced Collapse, the sculptures juxtapose amorphous shapes made of clay with wooden bases and geometric stone plaster forms, which appear to balance weightlessly in mid-air. “I am fascinated by the fundamental laws of nature,” said Palmqvist. “I like it […]

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