Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings, Japanese architect Fumihiko Sano and kimono designer Hiroko Takahashi teamed up to present the 2016/ Edition of Arita porcelain at the Design Miami / Basel 2017.
Scholten & Baijings presented their last collection of porcelain, which is part of the project Arita 2016/. In twenty-seven dishes the duo celebrate the beauty of 400 years of Arita porcelain and demonstrate what a rich source of inspiration traditional Aritaware can offer contemporary design. Arita invited 16 design studios to collaborate with their local craftmans in the purpose to re-interpreted classic Arita-ware, harnessing all the craft’s techniques to usher forth a new creative standard that the world will embrace as part of everyday living.
For Design Miami / Basel, a series of 45 minutes Tea Performances were organised, conducted by Japanese Tea Master Soyu Mukai, using the porcelain designed by the Dutch duo.
The pavilion was designed by Fumihiko Sano.
Arita Tea Pavilion at Design Miami / Basel 2017, Curio section