Georg Jensen: Scandinavian Design for Living [VIDEO]

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                                The Art Institute Chicago is showing an outstanding exhibition – <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Georg Jensen: Scandinavian Design for Living</a> – now through September 9th. The exhibition looks back at the history of the brand and over 100 works in silver, including some of the brand&#8217;s most iconic designs that helped define modern tableware and serving ware. We spoke to SVP Nicholas Manville about the exhibition, and had an exclusive tour, resulting in a video that captures the highlights of the exhibit. Watch:
Special thanks to Georg Jensen and Art Institute Chicago for making this video possible.
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WRECK by Bentu Design: Wasted Ceramics Get a Second Chance

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                                <a href=""  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Bentu Design</a> has recently released a new project called WRECK, a series of furniture and an exhibition of pieces created from wasted ceramics from Chaozhou, China. For the project, Bentu went deep into the daily-use ceramics industry in Chaozhou, where they used broken shards of ceramics to build furniture and sculptural pieces, representative of the disintegration of culture of this ancient city, which supplies 70% of the total daily-use ceramic commodity for the world. The city is modernizing, and therefore some of its rich cultural traditions and old buildings are disappearing, making way for more urban structures. Factories have been transformed into recycling centers for ceramic waste.
The amount of waste ceramics doesn’t just include Chinese ceramics, but also global waste due to government policies on products, globalization and uneven economic development. The recycling plant operations in Chaozhou work to recycle these ceramics, but only a small portion of the
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Perfectly Curated Tableware Compositions That Make Us Calm

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                                Bob and I are no strangers to platters. Sure we are most known for our out-of-the-box presentation, like hanging churros from giant clear parasols. But that doesn&#8217;t mean we don&#8217;t appreciate a beautiful arrangement of tableware.
With the holiday season comes a slew of gatherings… some intended to delight and surprise their guests at every turn, and others a pure showing of tradition and cozy familiarity. We are lucky, we get to create and experience both. Here are a collection of photographs displaying overhead shots of vessel groupings. I find myself hypnotically attracted to these shots. The compositions combined with the perfectly curated material combinations are surprisingly soothing. Almost as if a meditation… a similar feeling comes over me when perusing We invite you to use this collection as a way to gather your calm… or simply treasure these beautifully designed objects. Happy Holidays! Wishing you all
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West Elm Unveils the Fishs Eddy Charley Harper Collection

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                                The iconic artwork of beloved Modernist illustrator <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Charley Harper</a> has occasionally graced a few select products since his death in 2007 and the latest comes from <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">West Elm</a> who have unveiled the <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Fishs Eddy Charley Harper</a> collection. The affordable pieces, which includes dinnerware, serveware, and glassware, feature his whimsical work of animals in the signature mid-century modern style he was best known for.
Above: Mugs (left to right: Flamingo, Fox, Early Bird) Glassware (left to right: Bird Pitcher, Cat, Dog I) Serving Platter: Pink Flamingo Dinnerware (top: Flamingo Salad Plate \\ bottom left \ right: Bulldog Serving Tray \ Penguin Serving Tray) Dessert Plates: Cardinals (set of 4) Canape Plate: Potbelly
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New Work from Design Duo Skram

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                                Friends, Collaborators, Designers — Mimi Logothetis and A. Jacob Marks are all of the above, as well as the duo behind <a href="" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Skram</a>. Based in North Carolina, this design pair seeks perfect imperfection, where they combine above-par craftsmanship with organic, subtle imperfections of natural materials. They recently launched two new additions to their collection, Oxide and Torpedo.
Oxide is a sleek set of tableware and servingware that is unique to Skram. With Oxide, they aimed to create heirloom objects — ones that would last for lifetimes. They feature a metallic black glaze exterior with red-oxide accents. The collection spans all tableware items, from plates to mugs to vases to bowls. All of the pieces are produced by Mimi in her studio. Next is Torpedo, sculptural lighting inspired by antique levels that sit in Jacob Marks’ office. After being around them for at least a year, they began to take shape as lighting
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