For the Cocooning lanterns, the Belgian ceramist Fréderique Vanvlasselaer went in search of the possibilities of textures on the porcelain surface, in the function of light.
She takes inspiration for the applied layers from textures that arise through decay, such as layers of paint that peel off, cracks in a wall or a rotting piece of wood. The Cocooning lanterns are further characterized by their organic signature and refined finish.
The organic character is reflected in the soft wavy lines and the earthy patterns. “The soft candlelight creates a cosy feeling through the translucent porcelain, with which I want to contribute to homely cosiness.”
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Fréderique Vanvlasselaer started making ceramics 15 years ago. As an autodidact, she was able to experiment uninhibitedly, often with surprising results. Only later did she register at the Academy of Visual Arts in Ghent to master the basic principles and techniques. This knowledge helped her to further explore the limits of the possible and to refine her own formal language. Since 2020 she has been working full-time in her own porcelain studio, Studio Fréderique in Maarkedal, where she works on limited editions and in the meantime also delivers custom work.
Serax is a Belgian design label, that has been active for over 30 years and is still managed with a passionate family spirit. Today Serax works with stand-out designers from all over the world: Ann Demeulemeester, Vincent Van Duysen, Paola Navone and Piet Boon are just a few names from the illustrious list.
Serax tableware graces the tables of some of the best restaurants in the world. Whether you go for a bite to eat at Albert Adrià's Enigma restaurant, at Jean George in New York City or at Nobu in Milan, Serax's carefully designed dinnerware and cutlery will give your culinary experience that little bit more. Over the years, Serax has grown into a versatile lifestyle brand. The products range from tableware and pottery to unique design furniture, lighting and accessories. In 2014 Serax received the Henry van de Velde Award, the most prestigious design prize in Belgium.
COMPOSITION & SIZE
Designer - Fréderique Vanvlasselaer Dimensions - 7.3cm x 8.3cm x 7.8cm (HxLxW) Weight - 0.2kg Material - Porcelain