Canisters Collection by Benjamin Hubert Studio for Bitossi Ceramiche
Updated: Jan 16, 2020
Canisters is a collection of five large ceramic centerpieces by British designer Benjamin Hubert for the iconic Italian ceramic manufacture Bitossi Ceramiche. 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. The mould has been split several times, introducing additional seam lines. Rather than cleaning these seams from the product, as would be normal practice, they remain as decoration.
The moulds require an intricate and innovative method of production to split them into the multiple components necessary to create the seam lines. Each of the vessels takes its shape from archetypal industrial canister form, counterbalanced with a more decorative seam detail than the first collection. The soft pastel colours and matte glaze are sympathetic to the forms, and keep the focus on the decorative seam elements.