Last winter, I gave a trend talk at the Academy of Arts in Tallin, Estonia. I still remember very well the public academy (made me think about how important it is to have art academies as public institutions) and its amazing building, the first digital blackboard I got to write on, and a very creative student crowd.
Ever since, I feel a special ‘cariño’ towards Tallin design. And though the collection is not brand new (which in ceramics is a good thing, most of the makers are anyhow very much about timeless design), I’d like to share today the work of Marina Laan and her brand Nüüd Ceramics.
Specializing in designing tableware and interior design products, this collection is about geometric shapes only, stripped back to the origin of form, and using tinted porcelain.
All stages of production through to completion are performed by hand: prototyping, mould creation, item moulding, and surface treatment. As such, every object has its originality and is unique.
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