At the meeting point between rough and refined, the Merit collection of ceramic objects step into your tablescape universe. German design studio RSW has experimented with a distinction between colour and texture to create a set of functional items with strong contemporary lines, and a playfulness in their realisation.
The Merit collection features the striking use of a fat lava glaze to they upper half, a technique created in Germany during the early 20th century. The bubbles and streaks of the glossy lava glaze cascade down their stepped exterior, halting at the vibrant colours beneath. The sooth lines of pinks, blues and greys below offset the grandiose scene above. This contraction is further highlighted by a soft, matt finished to they coloured ceramic undersides.
The Merit boxes demonstrate RSW’s approach to contemporary form and experimental finishes. Their stepped ceramic shapes flow into one another, bringing together colours, tones and textures to create unique objects. A set of intriguing items that can sit a centre your own tablescape scene.
Each piece is handmade from ceramic, and applied with a fat lava glaze or a matt glaze. Bubbles, streaks and other variations in size and colour are part of handmade processes, and not defects in the design or production.
No matter if it is a high-tech e-bike or a decorative objet, the designers of RSW stand for a keen sense of observation and exceptional creativity – proven by numerous awards. For the pieces Sven Rudolph, Carsten Schelling and Ralf Webermann designed for pulpo, they created a timeless style, which mixes contemporary with symbolic shapes, never leaving out a touch of magic.
The flowing steps of the Merit box beautifully display that opposites indeed do attract. Its ceramic form is topped with a fat lava gaze full of bubbles and streaks; cascading down to meet its sleek matt coloured base. Their symmetry in form contrasted against a backdrop of varying colours, tones and textures.
Sitting low and bold, the Merit box cascades into your tablescape. An unique ceramic form highlighted by its bubbled fat lava glazed top. Its stepped lava shape running down to meet the sleek matt coloured ceramic base. This striking addition displays a melting point of contemporary form and experimental finishing.