No. 1 Fabric Formula by Zhekai Zhang

July 05, 2018

Fabric Fantastic

No. 1 Fabric Formula by Zhekai Zhang

It is perhaps ironic that most ceramic tableware are machine-made to perfection despite the roots of ceramics as a handicraft with all the inevitable imperfections.  Zhekai Zhang, who just graduated from the Royal College of Art, aims to rediscover the beauty of randomness with his No. 1 Fabric Formula project.

The designer created a collection of slip-cast ceramic cups and jugs using moulds which have pieces of cloth inside.  As a result, part of the vessel takes on the unique shape and imprint of the cloth, in contrast to the remaining part which comes out unblemished.  A great way to celebrate the beauty of perfect imperfections.

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Enjoy the beauty of randomness and imperfections with the Dreams cabinet from BD Barcelona Design, the Triangles rug from Golran and the Comfy sofa from Seletti.

Dreams Cabinet   Triangles Rug - Trianglehex Sweet Green   Comfy Sofa

 

Embrace the beauty of nature and irregularity with the Scraplight Hive suspension light from Graypants, the Vapeur table lamp from Moustache and the Moire wall light from New Works.

Scraplight Hive Suspension Light   Vapeur Table Lamp   Moire Wall Light

 

The Fish Design Spaghetti Bowl from Corsi looks beautifully random, as does the Showtime mirror from BD Barcelona Design.  The Teak on Teak wallpaper from NLXL is also a great way to enjoy the beauty of perfect imperfection.

Fish Design Spaghetti Bowl - Blue   Showtime Mirror    Teak On Teak Chevron Wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek






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