- Broken White
Products designed not as a static object, but written as a small scenario.
Conventionally speaking, nothing is standing still. Compared to how one can follow the growth of a child or a flower, the connection between us and the products that surround us could be more intense if they were less static, and more open to the specific factors of our personal surrounding. If a product is able to grow, next to and just like it's user, it could get a quality the opposite of a disposable product, and during the time it is in the user's life, it would tell and show an evolving story. Objects not static and silent, but alive and talking.
A ceramic family, that is white and undecorated at purchase. Through using the object, small crack lines appear in the skin of the ceramic. The cracks slowly begin to form a floral decoration that grows like a real flower would. The family starts white and virgin-like, and after time the cups or dishes you love most will stand out, because they're more wealthy decorated. The nature of craquelé is that it is not a state, but a never-ending process. By opening up the static characteristics of ceramics and manipulating the start of this craquelé process, space is made for a nature to reveal itself, and trace the story of cup and user.
Commissioned by Droog Design for Lille Cultural Capitol of Europe 2004.
New York, USA - MoMA - 07/2011
Amsterdam, NL - BKVB - 10/2007
Los Angeles, USA - ACME Gallery - 06/2006
London, UK - Design Museum - 05/2005
Lille, FR - Lille2004 - 06/2004