Raw exposed clay VS lustred textured glazes and minimal, utilitarian forms are the emphasis in our new tableware collection. Named after Béton Brut (raw concrete), we’ve been looking at the photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher as inspiration, but most importantly, we wanted to make a collection that is highly functional for everyday use.
As a starting point the pieces are available in two colour-ways: gold and slate - a porcelain edition is coming soon. We wanted to design a mug that was unfussy and minimal in form with a really simple handle. We like the duality of the exposed clay and the rich tones of the glaze and have played with this here. The small mug (280ml) is designed for coffee whilst the large mug (380ml) is for all the tea drinkers out there!
The pourer is the same proportion as the small mug (280ml) and is designed for milk / cream. We designed a curved spout, the 'U' shape echoing our love of the arches found in concrete industrial architecture. Plus, it pours like a dream.
A larger and handled version of the pourer, the 380ml mini-jug is 'benevolently minimal' - it's like the Jacques Tati of the ceramic world...