Designer Roos Gomperts created "Ceramics for Plastics," her graduation project for Design Academy Eindhoven, during a workperiod at Sundaymorning@EKWC. The experimental ceramic vessels, which were recently exhibited during Dutch Design Week, are intended to illustrate the point that everyday plastic objects such as "buckets, screw tops, [and] disposable cups... deserve more recognition."
We're used to hiding such things away in cupboards. I want to show that we don't have to, she says. And so, to highlight their colourful appeal, she places them on a pedestal choosing ceramics as her medium. The opposing visual and physical traits of the two materials brought together in her Ceramics for Plastics series of imaginative objects allows us to perceive and appreciate them in a whole new way. The coloured plastics look extra-vibrant beside the natural, earthen tones of the accompanying ceramics.
Gomperts worked with Thalia de Jong to make the teaser video, which is obliquely informative as to each of the objects' function, a pleasantly diverting multimedia counterpart to the whimsical works themselves.
No word on commerical availability, though we're sure Gomperts will gladly field inquiries via e-mail!