There’s something oh-so-primal about ceramics: the practice of using that alchemic combination of heat and clay to produce functional artwork has been around for 12,000 years. Ian Anderson, founder of Philadelphia design studio Aandersson, knows this process intimately. The artist had long been exploring alternative forms for functional objects when he released his new collection Shapes, to announce his company’s expansion into the European market. The cheeky mugs with geometric handles may appear minimalist, but Anderson is loath to be labelled that way. “I always lean towards non-conventional approaches to design,” he adds. Next up, Anderson explores the realm of furniture with two new designs: the Rhys Chair and the Donny Table Lamp.
Photos by Joseph R. Webb.
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