Design by Hella Jongerius.
The Beads & Pieces bowls series features beautifully crafted black ceramic bowls with pink beading accents, ceramic floral bouquets and wooden beads. The ceramists' workmanship is seen in the graceful curves executed in black ceramic, a traditional Peruvian pottery technique. Motifs from the indigenous Shipibo tribe were also incorporated into the beading.
The collection is handcrafted by artisans located in the primary coca leaf-growing region of Peru. With the help of Aid to Artisans, a non-profit organization that provides practical assistance to artisans worldwide, Artecnica offers an alternative economic reality to the people of this dangerous and oppressed area.
In 2002 Artecnica founded Design With Conscience, a program for Artecnica to manufacture and product products in accordance with humanitarian and environmentally friendly principles. Artecnica had invited talented designers of international fame to contribute new ideas to an ever-expanding design collection and to team with them with artisans in need around the world, invigorating commerce and assisting surrounding communities.
Material(s): Ceramic, beading
Dimensions: H 6" Dia 9.25"
Designer: Hella Jongerius
Dutch designer Hella Jongerius (born 1963) combines craft techniques with modern technology to create objects that are strikingly new and provocative. Jongerius' range is diverse and broadly derived. Her designs typically employ a mélange of media such as ceramics, steel, plastic, felt, and precious metals. The resulting designs emphasize simple forms, rich textures, and materials that often retain traces of their origin and purpose. Jongerius works in Rotterdam where she heads her own design company, JongeriusLab. Her designs have been manufactured and sold by Vitra, Cappellini, and IKEA to name a few. Jongerius' designs are also in the permanent collections of several leading museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The first survey of Jongerius work was published by Phaidon in 2003.View other products by Hella Jongerius
Artecnica is a Los Angeles based design company that collaborates with the most established and emerging international designers to create inspiring decorative objects for the living environment. Committed to considering issues of environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing, Artecnica products are often made with recycled materials and transported in easy-ship flat packages, thus reducing the company's carbon footprint.
Artecnica's Design with Conscience® program works with artisan communities in developing countries to produce unique handcrafted objects that reflect indigenous skills. This humanitarian approach supports shared work and profit across borders, cultures, races, and religions. For Artecnica, design is a catalyst for change, providing an opportunity to help transform the global landscape.View other products from Artecnica