New Crushed Porcelain Cups, Tumblers, Containers and Champagne Buckets from Revol of France.

Revol Froissés Crumpled Porcelain Collection

French porcelain culinary cookware brand Revol’s Froissés Collection is a collection of wrinkled or crumpled porcelain espresso cups, coffee cups, water goblets, utensil holders, vases, champagne buckets and cookware that come in various shiny, matte and colored glazes. Read more

New Sport Plates For Interactive Food Fun By Designer Boguslaw Sliwiński.

You may have seen his wonderful and whimsical Transportation Plates (shown at the end of this post) on some other design blogs such as Dezeen. Now, in addition to those, designer Boguslaw Sliwiński has come up with five new designs that feature a silhouette of a man in various athletic positions, giving the illusion of interacting with food placed on the plate. The five sports: football, skydiving, diving, tug of war and weightlifting are whimsical, but still stylish and will delight children and adults alike. Read more

Digitally Printed Ceramics And Porcelain By Alice Mara.

digitally printed ceramics by Alice Mara

The next time you find yourself eating over the kitchen sink, the stove, dishwasher or washing machine, you may find that you’re actually dining on one of Alice Mara’s digitally printed ceramic plates. Read more

East Meets West in CeramiX by CTRLZAK

CeramiX = (East + West) ceramics

China has a long tradition in the production of ceramics and especially porcelain. Europe has, for many centuries, tried to copy the Chinese in that field. Nowadays our world is invaded by Chinese products that in most cases attempt to imitate those Europeans… CeramiX is a reflection upon the irony of history through the world of ceramics.

above two images courtesy of Domus magazine

After an initial research in the traditional techniques, methods and evolution of both Chinese and European ceramics, the CTRLZAK team identified certain key elements that identify both cultures.

Subsequently the project was divided in two phases: The first involved the acquisition of original pieces of both origins that represented these clue elements identified during the research, then the objects where sliced in half and recomposed bringing together east and west in new unique pieces; the results of this phase constitute the art collection of the project.

The found European and Chinese plates, prior to the project:

The sacrifice:

The method:

The unorthodox reunion:

The art collection:

The second phase is inspired by the experience and the forms of the first creating a brand new collection of plates, bowls and cups in glazed ceramic which constitute the design collection of the project.

The first plate:

Katia examining a bowl:

with ceramics model specialist sig. Mario:

Giada at work:

the results:

CeramiX will be presented during Milan Design Week 2010. The collection will be launched during a dinner-event upon invitation at the wine bar “Le Rosse”.

above: Thanos Zakopoulos, Katia Meneghini of CTRLZAK

CTRLZAK Art & Design Studio is a multidisciplinary team founded by Thanos Zakopoulos & Katia Meneghini operating internationally in the field of contemporary art and design.

Every Drop Counts. Tilted Soup Bowls That Tell A Story As You Slurp.

A series of ceramic tilted bowls with stories and graphics that reveal themselves as you eat by Ayda Angalen. As part of her final MA project in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, she designed these soup bowls to tackle the issue of food wastage in the domestic environment. The bowls were displayed at the 2009 Maison et Object show and Hidden Art Select then chose to include them in their 2009 product range.

The following bowls are available for purchase:

Catch Me If You Can:



buy them here.

about the artist:
Ayda Anlagan is a London based industrial designer. After a short career in the electronics sector she completed an MA in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Since her graduation she has been working to manufacture and market her own designs.

I’m A Fool for Smool: Robert Bronwasser’s Newest Ceramic Designs

Last week at Salone del Mobile, smool of the Netherlands introduced a new design collection of tabletop ceramics by Robert Bronwasser for Royal Goedewaagen.

above: smool booth at Salone Del Mobile

The new collection includes

his fun little ceramic people:

modern money pigs (piggy bank or coin box):

ceramic paper trays:

the tuliptile vase in new patterns:

new tableware:

and nautical service (dinnerware with skulls) for DLS:

Royal Goedewaagen