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Handmade ceramics

Handmade ceramics by Sam Baron & Costas Vyotazis

Sam Baron and Costas Vyotazis, founder of Yatzer, have created a collection of irregular, handmade and hand-painted ceramics for Swedish design company Mateus.

The collection is a collaboration between French designer Baron and Voyatzis, founder of Yatzer an online platform celebrating fine and applied art. It will be launched at this September’s Maison & Objet to mark Mateus’s 25th anniversary. Named Mateus meets Sam Baron meets Yatzer, all the ceramic pieces in the collection are handmade and hand-painted, using a palette of subtle neutral colours and a clean design language.

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“Conceived as a tribute to the company’s origins, as well as a homage to pottery, the collection’s clean lines and stylistically pure design language draws from both the pre-historic and the modernist principles of form follows function to create a line of timeless, elemental objects,” said Mateus.

The collection consists of four basic forms – a plate, a bowl, a vase and a cup that come in various sizes and colours, based on a palette of earthy colours found in nature and with an unglazed, uneven finish.”We went back to humankind’s earliest ceramics by designing humble and simple containers for food with a singular presence in their users’ daily lives,” said Baron and Voyatzis. “Their irregular but geometric shapes and subtle tones mean they used for different occasions or even as decorative pieces.”

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The toned-down palette allows the pieces to be easily mixed and matched, both within the collection and with Mateus’ previous products. Mateus is known for creating hand-painted ceramics with vibrant colours and decorative patterns. This muted collection presents a different approach for the brand and is a nod to the oldest methods of crafting ceramics.

This is Baron and Voyatzis’ second collaboration – the first was for a Yatzer pop-up shop in Milan in 2016. The new collection, Mateus meets Sam Baron meets Yatzer, will be on show at Maison & Objet 2018’s September edition in Paris.

Courtesy: www.dezeen.com

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