LONDON—German design brand Pulpo launched its delicious metamorphic-inspired accessory collection during its pop-up shop at London Design Week 2017 (September 16-24, 2017). Pulpo unveiled its Fabulously Awesome Tablescape, or FAT collection, which includes foam-dipped ceramic vessels, volcano-like organic forms, lustrous Memphis-style glassware and “fat lava” coated ceramic vessels by various designers.
The unique process behind these foam-dipped ceramic accessories, Dezeen writes, by designers Marina Dragomirova and Iain Howlett of London-based Studio Furthermore yields a distinct volcanic appearance with its vesicular texture—like remnants of a turbulent disturbance.
Dragomirova and Howlett produced a series of accessories using a new technique whereby foam is dipped in liquified ceramic then baked to solidify.
French designer Ferréol Babin‘s trio of rocky forms continue along this vein of volcanic exploration.
The ceramic trio includes a vase that resembles a mountain, lake-like vessels and building-shaped boxes.
Each comes in two sizes and two colors.
This “Fat lava” series of glazed ceramic vessels, each with different parts covered in an intriguing gloopy, crusty glaze, are designed by German designer, Rudolph Schelling Webermann. The ceramics are presented together with a collection of boxes crafted from wood.
These smooth, lustrous Memphis-style glassware by German designer Meike Harde stand in juxtaposition to Babin and Dragomirova and Howlett’s gritty, earthy works). They’re not clay, but nonetheless, from the earth—metamorphic forms like obsidian or agate.
German designer Meike Harde, who has previously created a pair of abstract patterned mirrors for Pulpo, has designed four sets of mismatched Memphis-style glassware. Each set contains one playful carafe and three differently shaped glasses.
Frankfurt-based designer Kai Linke, who is also known for playful designs such as his squishy stools shaped like animals, created four bronze animals include a rhino, giraffe, a small swan and a deer. Each piece is inspired by his travels and flea-market finds, Dezeen adds.
FAT was showcased alongside the brand’s entire current collection of furniture, lighting and design accessories.
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(This arrangement has me giddy. Perhaps it’s the dry ice effect or the glittery silver fringe, or perhaps it’s that I’m a 90’s kid, and I wanted nothing more in life than to defeat this beast.)