Tuesday, 28 September 2010
First factory visit. this took a place in Delft, just 15 minutes away from Rotterdam by train. Royal Delft Porcelain is the leading producer of authentic Delft Blue ornamental earthenware and modern earthenware.
We got to see mould making, moulding process, firing, hand painting the objects (precise and time consuming!), glazing etc. The visit really gave a good understanding of the factory process of earthenware. Obviously Royal Delft is exclusive brand and everything is handmade compared to far east rapid mass production lines, where the techniques applied are totally different.
The environment was peaceful and relax, beautiful fragile porcelain and clay object everywhere.
Royal Delft does the traditional shaped and patterned porcelain (plates, tulip vases etc.) but they also have guest designers, like Piet Hein Eek, or the famous cartoon character Miffy appears on the Royal Delft's line.
Posted by Saana Linna at 03:24
Monday, 27 September 2010
Shame I'm not able to join in this years London Design Week 2010. Found out that creative designers and food visionaries from Helsinki (Klaus Haapaniemi, illustrator, Harri Koskinen, designer, Heikki Salonen, fashion designer etc.) have opened temporary restaurant and exhibition in East London! Check it out!
Posted by Saana Linna at 00:59