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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