Episode #3

What if a stool and porcelain bowls are singing together in a military march?

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2017

Credits

Music Composer - Arnaud Pujol
Curator - Jan Boelen
Graphic Designer - Orlando Lovell
Designer - Sejoon Kim
Designer - Tim Vanlier

Design Academy Eindhoven

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Cute

Designer - Sejoon Kim

Sejoon Kim’s project stemmed from the question as to why he, as a Korean, appears to be more drawn to this style than the Europeans around him. This led him to study what ‘cuteness’ is. For Kim, the root of cuteness is not the so-called protective instinct, but lies in a social and cultural construct. Framed by a rigid hierarchy, its sociocultural context reveals a hidden desire for dominance and control.

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Blauw

Designer - Tim Vanlier

Tim Vanlier is not a ceramist, but he did specialise in the making of Delftware, developing a new view on this old craft. The traditional objects have often the same language in blue, showing intricate artwork on quite standard forms. Tim threw the painstaking pottery rules overboard and experimented with new methods of shaping, painting and baking. What if you take a tiny detail from a 16th century plate and enlarge and abstract it? Or use waste water instead of the real paint to create a new colour gradient? And how can a sandblaster contribute to the special effects? The answers are found in this refreshing collection of seven porcelain vases, simply called BLAUW.

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