Making porcelain tableware by hand is a very time-consuming process where skill is involved which can result in valuable products. For ones not familiar with the technique of slipcasting this is sometimes hard to understand. De Intuïtiefabriek found a way to give insight in this production process and its effect on final prices in their project ‘SUM’.
‘SUM’ is a colorful collection of porcelain cups, bowls and plates in which every choice for detail, color and finish during the production process has a direct influence on the final result and price. By varying with the quantity of raw materials, the amount of labor put into a product and different finishing techniques De Intuïtiefabriek creates a diverse range of prices within this collection giving consumers the possibility to assemble their own tableware combinations.
Photographed by Linn Vandli
Materials: Birch and spray painted steel.
Dimensions: Height dining table: 74 cm. Height coffee table: 45 cm.
The table Bambi can be used at two different levels; as a coffee table or a small dining table. The table is inspired by the anatomy of the knee, where the bones can only bend one way. The location and angle of the table legs, as well as the meeting points of the joints, help keeping the table upright and stable. When the table is folded down and used at the lower level it can give you associations to a small foal who has bent its legs and laid down to rest in the meadow.
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