Plycelain -a term coined by Yuting Chang combining plywood and porcelain- is a collection of multilayered slip casting drinkware. Chang creates a contemporary version of blue and white ware through applying slip casting, the mass-production technique of ceramics. By adapting the process of slip casting, layers form, and subtle blue lines are exposed on the cut surfaces, which emphasize the beautiful relationship between assembled parts.
Attimo (meaning "moment") tea set is made of first-class thin-walled bone china. The metaphor of the shape of objects is a stopped moment of time. The handle-stone falls on the smooth surface of the porcelain, and creates "circles on the water" running along the object. So every touch for the handle is a touch for frozen time. This complex asymmetric shape of the service items is especially difficult when implemented in porcelain. However, the use of the hollow handle technique, proactive correction of firing deformations, made it possible to achieve an ideal geometry.
The Icy cocktail glasses are designed for chilled drinks. Studio made drinking vessels are made in Finland by combining old Venetian tradition with Scandinavian simplicity. The design philosophy behind the series is to create Future classics: elegant, timeless and durable everyday objects that have charisma. The glasses gain their value from their high quality and design.
Eleware is a set of tableware based on the changing culture and ritual in China. It's designed to make the dining process more elegant and less embarrassing. It has three functions - hiding your face and bones when spitting out bones, using inclined bottom to help filter out oil on the food and helping people enjoy their soup like tea.
A cappuccino cup and saucer set with a unique, distinguished and eye-catching design for coffee breaks. The idea behind this project was to create a desirable, high quality product that would reflect local craftsmanship excellence with design sensitivity. Each piece is made of hand molded porcelain in a local Montreal ceramic workshop. The cappuccino set features a 6oz. cup with a minimalist straight handle and an interesting saucer with a define cup placement area and dimensions to allow snack space. The cups and saucers are stackable and design to fit most standard espresso machines.
This design bridges a gap between fine dining and casual situations. It is inspired by natural forms in particular by Urchins and Corals. The polymer body shells allow strong colours to be employed and resist the corrosive effects of the contents. The size is practical for domestic use whilst being ergonomically functional to hold and the assembly allows for easy batch production. It brings colour and a talking point to dinner parties where it becomes a 'table sculpture' as well as functional object. The materials and appearance make it suitable for an informal gathering of friends.