In 2014, Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters designed a series of dinnerware titled 'Withering Tableware' for Thomas Eyck. Traditionally, paintwork on delicate porcelain is applied by hand, making it a labour-intensive and therefore valuable trade. Kolk and Kusters developed recipes for glazes whereby craftsmen didn't paint directly on the porcelain but rather on the mould prior to the casting of the product. In this way multiple copies of one depiction could be made. After every casting the glaze would wash and crumble away further, which forms a clear parallel with withering flowers found in nature.
For this set of 6 cups, the mould is filled with glaze in the inside, after which 6 cups are cast. This way, the gradient from dark to light is created.
With this collection Studio Maarten Kolk and Guus Kusters bring a new balance between nature and production culture, whereby the beauty of both worlds are being emphasised.
These cups are part of the permanent collections of the Design Museum Den Bosch, among others.
- Studio Maarten Kolk & Guus Kusters
- Thomas Eyck
- Withering Tableware set of 6 beakers
- Geschätzter Zeitraum
- 2000 - bis heute
- Wie neu - unbenutzt
- 10×6×6 cm