handle-flower

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  • 2018.09
for Sèvres

Sèvres, a traditional French porcelain company that holds a Royal Warrant, with a history of more than 275 years stores a large archive of drawings, plaster molds, and tools of past works.

Among this enormous archive, attention was drawn to the vast quantity of handles that were made for the numerous cups and pots. Using these handles of various sizes and shapes, porcelain flowers were created.

Each handle represents a flower petal, and adjustments were made to the number, gaps and angles of the petals, so that each characteristic of the handle would become the uniqueness of the flower.  

Instead of reinventing completely new shapes, a new “Sèvres” was expressed through the usage of figures that has a unique historical meaning to the manufacturer.

Collaborator : syk
Photographer : Akihiro Yoshida