Trend: Raw By Nature
How do you combine all the elements of the earth in one product? Benchmark Ceramic Malaysia did it in their ‘Lemuni’ vase by using a traditional ‘Raku’ pottery technique. What’s particular about this technique is that these natural factors determine the look of the vases; they are painted by fire. It’s not an exception that a batch fails, but that’s what you get when you collaborate with mother nature.
This fits well with the trend ‘Raw by Nature’ because this technique involves nature’s forces over which no control can be obtained. Natures’ unique, and sometimes even imperfect, forces are admired. Earth, water, air, and fire are all combined. The unpredictable beauty of Mother Nature captured in one extraordinary looking vase.
You can find these designs at Hall 10 booth C57.
By Lynn de Munnik
On behalf of the Ambiente Trend Tour Team 2016