Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly

Design Quarterly featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Plycelain

Plycelain -a term coined by Yuting Chang combining plywood and porcelain- is a collection of multilayered slip casting drinkware. Chang creates a contemporary version of blue and white ware through applying slip casting, the mass-production technique of ceramics. By adapting the process of slip casting, layers form, and subtle blue lines are exposed on the cut surfaces, which emphasize the beautiful relationship between assembled parts.

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Island

Island glass was inspired by Korean islands, Dokdo and Ulleungdo. The inspiration came from the bottom of the glass after viewing the flipped-down soju glass on the table. Soju is the most popular Korean liquor. The glass shape consists of a streamline based on the shape of the Korean language at the bottom of the glass. The shape engraves an image of a floating island on the ocean when the Island Glass is displayed. The material consists of an unleaded crystal that expresses clear texture and delicate details and at the same time manufactured harmlessly to the human body and environment.

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Attimo

Attimo (meaning "moment") tea set is made of first-class thin-walled bone china. The metaphor of the shape of objects is a stopped moment of time. The handle-stone falls on the smooth surface of the porcelain, and creates "circles on the water" running along the object. So every touch for the handle is a touch for frozen time. This complex asymmetric shape of the service items is especially difficult when implemented in porcelain. However, the use of the hollow handle technique, proactive correction of firing deformations, made it possible to achieve an ideal geometry.

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WineStax

The wine rack that adapts to your room. Every WineStax is a single, independent unit with three bottle racks. The units can be easily extended with additional units thanks to the clipping mechanism. This system gives a lot of freedom to the users to fit the WineStax in their interior and create their exclusive wine rack. The hexagonal shapes give a subtle look to the product and make your wine shine.

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Rozna

Rozna is the only fine-dining Omani restaurant in Oman that is modelled like an ancient fort. Omanis are known across the ME for their hospitality and are proud of their history and heritage. The service in Rozna amply reflects this tradition. Women waiters are dressed in the Omani costume of long tunic and loose trousers, and men in dishdasha with appropriate headgears.

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Laponian Family

Inspired by the nature of the polar circle, and designed for multi-usage. The steel containers have a removable compartment inside and fit into each other for a range of combinations. Use them as cutlery holders, for snacks, or as a flower vase. The steel can be chilled and used as wine cooler. The glass items are fit for candles and LED plugs in addition to food servings or accessories. Organise the items on the steel centrepiece or use the centrepiece individually as a serving plate. The sphere-shaped LED plug holder can be fitted with a suspension kit and hung from the ceiling or a wall.

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