30 January 2011

Black pots and magic

If there is such a thing as radical design, Ineke Hans would fit the bill. This brutally beautiful black porcelain coffee pot is from her 'Black Gold Modular' series (2002): it's all pipes and poetry.

Ineke Hans is a Dutch designer that countinues to stretched the boundaries of (industrial) design. Black porcelain held her gaze because it's difficult to produce: it behaves awkwardly during the firing process. Black is also the primeval (lack of) colour: it undefines objects and fades them out, so that they appear as mere silhouettes.
"I feel more like a magician," informs us Ineke Hans.
And a rug, she adds, can be a boat.

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