10.16.2007

topoware.



I've been following the work of Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino [whew! say that three times fast!] and Karola Torkos ever since I laid eyes upon the beauty that is topoware. I discovered Topoware while researching the London Design Festival a few months ago, and it's still at the top of my mind. Topoware? Top of mind? Coincidence? Never!

Anyway, I love LOVE this china set. Fun, a little kitschy, but a LOTTA smarts, these dishes raise the bar for a new dining experience. Designed with topography maps in mind, this collection explores the visual and social landscape of dining by using outlines and descriptions to describe, question and push our eating experience, making it really feel like a journey.

In other words, each piece has geographical outlines, with not-so geographical labels. The salad bowl boasts a full / hungry / very hungry palette, while the large plate distinguishes between modest / moderate / greedy. Lastly, the small plate sets the boundaries for child / mother / father. So fun!



Click to read more about the designers, the concept and the collection here.

2 comments:

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino said...

Hi there,

Thanks for the post! Just to let you know Karola Torkos is actually my main partner on this project (karakola.com) :)

Thanks again!

A

design for mankind. said...

Alexandra:

Thanks for letting me know! I'll definitely make the change; must give credit where credit is due.

And it is most DEFINITELY due here!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

design is inevitable. celebrated. design for mankind.

10.16.2007

topoware.



I've been following the work of Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino [whew! say that three times fast!] and Karola Torkos ever since I laid eyes upon the beauty that is topoware. I discovered Topoware while researching the London Design Festival a few months ago, and it's still at the top of my mind. Topoware? Top of mind? Coincidence? Never!

Anyway, I love LOVE this china set. Fun, a little kitschy, but a LOTTA smarts, these dishes raise the bar for a new dining experience. Designed with topography maps in mind, this collection explores the visual and social landscape of dining by using outlines and descriptions to describe, question and push our eating experience, making it really feel like a journey.

In other words, each piece has geographical outlines, with not-so geographical labels. The salad bowl boasts a full / hungry / very hungry palette, while the large plate distinguishes between modest / moderate / greedy. Lastly, the small plate sets the boundaries for child / mother / father. So fun!



Click to read more about the designers, the concept and the collection here.

2 comments:

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino said...

Hi there,

Thanks for the post! Just to let you know Karola Torkos is actually my main partner on this project (karakola.com) :)

Thanks again!

A

design for mankind. said...

Alexandra:

Thanks for letting me know! I'll definitely make the change; must give credit where credit is due.

And it is most DEFINITELY due here!!!

Thanks for stopping by!