Seams @ LDF 2014 by Benjamin Hubert for Bitossi Ceramiche

9th April 2015

New product launch during London Design Festival 2014, 13-21 September.
Exclusive UK launch of Seams, a collection of five large ceramic earthenware centre pieces designed by Benjamin Hubert Ltd for iconic Italian ceramic manufacturer Bitossi Ceramiche.

From left to right:

Tub vase, pink exterior with yellow interior, 30cm diam. 28cm height
Small Barrell vase, grey interior with cobalt blue interior, 19cm diam. 23.5cm height
Bottle vase, celadon exterior with pink interior, 19.5cm diam. 55cm height
Bolo bowl, blue ink exterior with salmon interior, 40cm diam. 18cm height
Large Barrel vase, red exterior with jade interior, 25cm diam. 32.5 height

The collection stems from the studio’s research into creating mass-produced products with one off details by manipulating a traditional ceramic manufacturing process. The studio began the project with a study into the slip casting process to establish how it could be utilised to introduce decorative elements to the product without a secondary decorating process. The slip casting mould has been split several times, introducing additional seam lines onto the surface of the product. Rather than cleaning these seams from the product, as would be normal practice, they remain as decoration and in the condition they emerged from the mould. The components of the mould can be rotated to various positions for every piece produced, meaning no two are identical.m Each of the vessels takes its shape from archetypal jar and bottle forms, referencing ceramic traditions. The colours and matte glaze are sympathetic to the forms, and keep the focus on the decorative seam elements.

Bitossi Ceramiche is one of the world’s most renowned ceramics manufacturers, based in Florence and the Seams collection is Benjamin Hubert Ltd’s first collaboration with the Italian company.

Details of manufacturing and product.


About Benjamin Hubert

Born in the UK in 1984, Benjamin Hubert studied Industrial Design and Technology at Loughborough University and graduated in 2006. In 2007 he founded in London Benjamin Hubert Studio.Benjamin Hubert Ltd specialises in industrial design across furniture, lighting, product and installations working with international global manufacturers.The studio works on a diverse range of projects including both mass/batch produced consumer products and limited edition / one off’s. Benjamin Hubert has received international critical and media acclaim and has been exhibited internationally. He has been collaborating with some of the most important design and furniture brands.


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