BILLDAL, Sweden — AEO studio founder Anna Elzer Oscarson says that she makes products for an “inspiring environment,” but we like the way she arrests our attention with a few simple choices. In her newest, Dancing Dune with the Porslinsfabriken i Lidköping porcelain factory in Sweden, a simple ridge and a beautiful glaze can hold our gaze for hours.
Design Milk reports that Dancing Dune was designed with 3D technology and manual craftsmanship. We see a theme of two halves in many of the pieces. A fatter, wider bottom rises to meet a narrow ribbon of a ridge that sways its way around the circumference of the vessel. Beyond the ridge, the vessel becomes more slender. This delineation can be seen again and again, a trick we don’t mind because it makes for a very unique profile. The glazes enhance the liquid appearance of many of the pieces, creating the impression that we’re staring into rich, deep waters. The plates are more visually complex, creating intricate textures out of a congress of ridges.
We’d like to know how much of the set was digitally designed. Oscarson must be in the Jamie Hayon camp of technology: to use it not because it’s there, but to create works that could not be articulated otherwise.
Anna Elzer Oscarson is a graduate of HDK – School of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. After receiving her degree, she spent most of her time as a freelancer, specializing in patterns and utility goods. From 2007 to 2008, Anna was employed at the wallpaper design studio at Boråstapeter. Exploring a rich variety of materials is Anna’s specialty, the designer states of her own studio. She says she provides products for an inspiring environment; each piece crafted with love and skilled workmanship. Beautiful, inviting objects that you want to keep close to you all your life.
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