CeraMetal collection by Einat Kirschner

«The final design was created with the Japanese “Wabi-Sabi” theory in mind-finding beauty in the imperfect»

 

The CeraMetal collection was made as my final project for my first degree in Industrial Design at HIT (Holon Institute of Technology). The collection started out as an experimental project combining metal powders with ceramics. Both materials have similar processing methods which allowed me to combine them together seamlessly.  Out of my many experiments, I chose two techniques (Iron & Copper) to showcase on a series of objects.

 

  

The combination of materials created a new “Organic aesthetic”  which seems like it would be fragile to the touch but it’s actually strong, thanks to the ceramic material.

The final design was created with the Japanese “Wabi-Sabi” theory in mind-finding beauty in the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. The objects are minimal and clean while the technique causes a disruption in the object, it is what makes the object special and interesting.

The techniques give a feeling of an organic being which is growing/eroding the objects, this speaks to the current trends trying to bring nature into the design.

Interview with Einat Kirschner. Images © Einat Kirschner.

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