Plateau is a porcelain tray defined by a play between light and shadow. Light activates the primary (functional) parts, while shadow deactivates those that are considered secondary. Plateau was built from the desire to make a product that consists solely of a surface. The container's deep green colour has a granular surface, enhancing its interaction with light. While a slab of clay would usually collapse and deform when kiln-fired at high temperature, the two arches keep the clay upright while also functioning as handles.
Commission: Design Academy Eindhoven
Production: Frans Ottink
Dimensions: 220 x 130 x 80 mm
Material: Porcelain
Edition: 250
Status: Out of stock
Year: 2014

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