Towering Tableware by Lisa Krigel

September 26, 2019

Brutalism Served

Towering Tableware by Lisa KrigelThe appeal of modernism (together with brutalism, its thuggish sibling) has withstood the ebb and flow of fashion, inspiring countless creations in art, architecture and now - thanks to ceramist Lisa Krigel - tableware.

Based in Cardiff but originally from the US, Lisa Krigel combines her fascination in brutalist architecture with her love of clay to create ceramic plates, cups and bowls which can be stacked to create modernist masterpieces on the dinner table.

Every piece is hand thrown using clay specially blended to recreate the colour of concrete, their surfaces meticulously polished to a smooth, inviting finish and the insides glazed in warm tones of muted green, orange and paprika. The pieces come in multiple shapes and sizes and can be stacked in each and every way. Your dining table can thus be transformed into a playground for acting out your architectural fantasies: stacks of cups become sleek skyscrapers or industrial chimneys, whilst piles of plates in different sizes recall the ramps of the Guggenheim museum.

The cool geometric shapes of the collection might emphasise the function of these objects, but their tactile nature and playful interactiveness project a distinct sense of warmth. This artful balance perhaps comes closer than most famous modernist buildings in explaining the "machine for living" ethos behind this enduring movement. 

Towering Tableware by Lisa KrigelTowering Tableware by Lisa KrigelTowering Tableware by Lisa KrigelTowering Tableware by Lisa KrigelTowering Tableware by Lisa KrigelTowering Tableware by Lisa KrigelTowering Tableware by Lisa KrigelTowering Tableware by Lisa KrigelTowering Tableware by Lisa Krigel

 

Links 

Lisa Krigel

 

Product Inspiration

Create your own modernist design masterpiece with sculptural yet minimalist furniture such as the Discipline sofa from Stellar Works, the MM8 table from Desalto and the Luna cabinet from Coedition

Discipline Sofa Straight - Stellar Works - Do  MM8 Table - Desalto - Do   Luna Cabinet - Coedition - Do

Combine form and function with sleek, elegant lights such as the Black Note Triplet suspension light from LZF, the Simone floor light from DelightFULL and the Table Tower table light from Frederik Roije.

Black Note Triplet Suspension Light - LZF - Do   Simone Floor Lights - DelightFULL - Do   Table Tower Table Light - Frederik Roije - Do

 

Make a modernist design statement with accessories such as the Sticks candle holder from Ghidini 1961, the Darkly mirror from Menu and the Blockwork desk organiser from Lyon Beton.

Sticks Candle Holder - Ghidini 1961 - Do   Darkly Mirror Brass - Menu - Do   Blockwork Desk Organiser - Lyon Beton - Do






Also in Product Ideas

Minimal Expressions by Niko Koronis

October 08, 2020

Minimal Expressions by Niko Koronis

Detractors of minimalism often decry the cold, impersonal nature of the style. However, when executed intelligently, minimalist designs can be surprisingly expressive. The  furniture collections of designer Niko Koronis is a case in point.

View full article →

Experimental Designs from Ukurant

September 17, 2020

Experimental Designs from Ukurant

Founded by furniture designers Josefine Krabbe Munck, Kamma Rosa Schytte, Kasper Kyster and Lærke Ryom, Ukurant showcases experimental products from emerging designers which straddle the border between art and commerce.

View full article →

Paper Furniture by WooJai Lee

June 25, 2020

Paper Furniture by WooJai LeeAs part of his graduation project, designer WooJai Lee created a strong yet light material akin to papier-mâché. The collection feels organic and industrial at the same time, no mean feat for a material which started life as a humble newspaper.

View full article →