Xiaodong's Raindrop bowls and Reeds
Hong Kong-based design gallery, ILIVETOMORROW, presented a vibrant exhibition with a focus on ceramics during Beijing Design Week. The gallery, established in 2010 by French designer and architect Nicola Borg-Pisani, represents a diverse roster of designers in the Asian market.
Jesse McLin and Julie Progin's Fragment(s) collection developed from their trips to the Chinese porcelain capital of Jingdezhen. For those unfamiliar, the city has been the center of porcelain production for over 1700 years. While visiting Jingdezhen, McLin and Progin noticed discarded molds and began salvaging them. After reconstituting the molds, they were able to create new vessels from these fragments, "each piece is different, each piece contains a memory," explained Progin.
Wuhan-based designer Xiaodong creates porcelain objects inspired by nature. His Raindrop bowls are hand cast. The porcelain Reeds are also created by hand and provide an interesting architectural detail for any space.
Check out the gallery's Chimera Pavilion from 2011's Beijing Design Week.