The Seams collection by Benjamin Hubert celebrates raw seam details created in the casting process.
Seams is a collection of centre pieces, including jars and bottles, made from slip-cast ceramic and finished with a brightly pigmented matte glaze. The studio of Benjamin Hubert explored ways in which mass-produced products could incorporate one-off details by manipulating a traditional process.
The studio began the project with a study into the slip casting process to establish how it could be utilised to introduce decorative elements to the product without a secondary decorating process. The slip casting mould is split several times, introducing additional seam lines onto the surface of the product. Rather than cleaning these seams from the product, as would be normal practice, they remain as decoration and in the condition they emerge from the mould. The components of the mould can be rotated to various positions for every piece produced, meaning no two are identical.
Each of the vessels takes its shape from archetypal jar and bottle forms, referencing ceramic traditions.
Born in the UK in 1984,
Benjamin Hubert studied Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University and graduated in 2006. Following successful degree shows, Benjamin exhibited at New Designers 06 with 'Puff Out Lights' winning the Corus Material Award and receiving short listings in two further categories.
Benjamin Hubert Studio was launched at Futures Designers at 100% Design in 2007 and was shortlisted as 'best new exhibitor'. In 2008 Benjamin received 'the most promising designer award'.
Benjamin Hubert Ltd specialises in industrial design across furniture, lighting, product and installations, it employs a materials and process focused design approach and now works with a range of international manufacturers across furniture, lighting and product sectors. Their products are exhibited and retailed across the world and have received numerous industry awards. The studio works on a diverse range of projects including both mass/batch produced consumer products and limited edition / one off’s.
Benjamin Hubert has received international critical and media acclaim and has been exhibited internationally. He has been collaborating with some of the most important design and furniture brands.
The identity of
Bitossi Ceramiche starts from the beginning of 1900’s and develops upon a productive ceramic tradition that existed in Montelupo Fiorentino starting from 1500. The activity of the Bitossi family started in 1921 for the will of Guido Bitossi with the establishment of "Manifattura Ceramica Cav. Guido Bitossi & Figli" that combined typical local craft works into a structured productive organisation. The production continues also with the collaboration of leading figures who were able to introduce an innovative cultural artistic sensibility. This attitude in connection with the entrepreneurial skills developed throughout the years with a constant research for the quality of finished products, contributed to create an identity for Bitossi Ceramiche as an example of Italian excellence. More than 7000 original pieces starting from the 50’s, were collected and filed in the "Bitossi Industrial Archive"; 200 selected pieces among those can be seen at MAIB - Artistic Industrial Bitossi Museum, which was built by the company to showcase its historical path. Bitossi Ceramiche is still run by the same family and thanks to the historical and cultural heritage that was recovered in these last years, it keeps alive its original craft roots, combined with a constant innovation. A never ending formal research and the skilled hands of ceramicist masters led to the development of the creations of Aldo Londi who was Art Director at Bitossi Ceramiche for more than 40 years, followed by several influential designers, always focusing on style evolution. Bitossi Ceramiche: great artistic ceramic tradition and contemporary design.
Diameter 19cm, height 23,5cm
Made in Italy
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