We profiled the work of British-Japanese designer Reiko Kaneko before on CFile. The designer studied at Central St. Martins and started her design studio in London’s East End in 2007. Today she works on Stoke-on-Trent, where she focuses on creating objects out of fine bone china. Her tableware, which we profiled earlier, is characterized by a fusion of Japanese and British ceramic practices.
She’s branching out from tableware with “Hula,” a collection of bone china adorned with gold, silver or platinum. The series are looped ornaments of bone china around a chain. Additional pieces to the collection include precious metals or a smaller loop of bone china within the first. The latter design is called “sound,” for the way the two pieces of china clink against each other as they move.
Design Milk commented on the series:
The circle holds a certain intrigue for many and Reiko is especially interested in the calligraphic representation of a circle called ensō. Characterized by minimalism but also wabi-sabi, Hula finds its beauty in irregularity and its body without pretense.
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