ISSUE 45  |  Materials

A City of Ceramics by Four Dutch Designers

November 05, 2012 4:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Four female designers with similar design DNA (all 2009 Design Academy Eindhoven graduates) decide to share a studio and work together under the name De Intuïtifabriek. Their first project, launched at DMY Berlin, was to combine their individual already existing works into a "Metropolis" of tableware where “vases become buildings, flowers become bridges, bowls become valleys, and spoons become ladders.”

N.B. De Intuïtifabriek recently launched their first collection of slipcast porcelain cups, bowl, and plates at the 2012 Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven; go to De Intuïtifabriek for more information.

Photography by Ine van den Elsen.

Above: The members of De Intuïtiefabriek (L to R); Amba Molly, Carolina Wilcke, Eefiene Bolhuis, and Eva Gevaert.

Above: "We create a pure, precise, and almost fragile feeling, taking the observer into a beautiful new world," the designers say.

Above: "Materials and techniques are a great source of inspiration to us. Designing is all about craftsmanship, the touch of material, and the actual act of making things."

Above: "Our aim is to create perfectly crafted products, from which you can feel the love with which they were made," the designers say.


Above: Metropolis, a brave new world spread across a landscape of concrete pavement.

N.B. For more tableware ideas, see 267 backposts of Ceramics.