Mass produced authenticity

British designer Benjamin Hubert's "Seams" is a mass produced collection of ceramic centrepieces yet no two are exactly alike.

British product and industrial designer Benjamin Hubert’s recently launched a collection of ceramic centrepieces, designed for Bitossi Ceramiche

The collection stems from Hubert’s studio’s research into creating mass-produced products with one-off details by manipulating a traditional ceramic manufacturing process. Each of the five ceramic pieces explore slip casting in order to establish how the method of ceramic manufacturing could be utilised to introduce decorative elements into the objects, without a secondary step.

The mould used to create the collection’s pieces is split several times, introducing additional seam lines onto the surface of the material. Rather than erasing or smoothing these seam lines, they have been left visible in order to produce an authentic object with no two alike.

The Seams collection was launched earlier this year at Salone del Mobile 2014 and is now available for purchase.

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