Kitchen & Bathroom Special Edition
A selection and write-up of kitchen and bathroom products within the categories of Health & Wellness, Efficiency & Sustainability, Culture and Design (in collaboration with Narelle Yabuka).
Health & Wellness:
The act of drinking tea is both cleansing for body and mind, and Stelton has created the perfect tea collection for an authentic tea ceremony. The teapot, teapot warmer, mugs and small bowls that can be used to hold tea leaves are made from dark-toned Scandinavian stoneware with a cast-iron finish. Sustainable bamboo accents in the teapot’s handle pay tribute to the country of Japan where tea-drinking culture is a serious art.
Efficiency & Sustainability:
Patricia Urquiola’s Tierras collection for Mutina melds artisanal methods and materials with industrial techniques. The combination of several types of lavas and soils chromatically against a black base of recycled ceramic results in a collection of eight colours – four browns and four greys – featuring coloured joints, both tone-on-tone and in graphical contrasting shades. Eight formats and transversal cuts allow the creation of irregular forms that can be repositioned to create patterns like on a rug. Mutina is available from Rice Fields.
New to Atomi is tableware from 1616/ Arita Japan. Made in the ancient ceramics town of Arita located on Kyushu Island in Southern Japan, the name of the brand ‘1616’ comes from the year that the Koreans first introduced the art of pottery to Japan. These modern ceramic designs are by designer and Arita’s creative director Teruhiro Yanagihara and feature a tactility and visual softness in tonality only visible up close.
A board for cutting bread that combines form and function. Designer Shane Schneck’s Field set of boards for Hay is just that. The name comes from the likeness of a recently ploughed field. “Just like the furrows ploughed in the earth collect seeds, the grooves cut into the timber collect crumbs of bread as you cut it,” says the press release. Hay is available at Grafunkt and BW Furniture.