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26 Tough Fine China Designs

From Elegant Weaponry Dishes to Porcelain Supercars

— June 4, 2013 — Art & Design
Traditionally, fine china designs are treasured and passed down through generations of families. The recognizable inky blue and white patterns is beloved for its intricacy and delicacy, but these designs bring a toughness to this material.

Designers are juxtaposing porcelain prints with objects that are disposable and prone to destruction, contrasting the fragility of fine china with objects that will inevitably end up in the landfill like crumpled beer cans and disposable paper cups. As well, items like cars, computers and weaponry featuring the print conjure associations to destruction.

The iconic print is being easily replicated with digital technology and remixed with modern graphics like tattoos and graffiti. These porcelain-inspired designs give fine china a new attitude and strip away its preciousness for functional contemporary objects.
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Produce-Printed Porcelain
Produce-Printed Porcelain
Chiara Andreatti Gives Dishes a Whimsical Look with Salad Ink
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Conjoined Porcelain Plates
Conjoined Porcelain Plates
Maxime Ansiau Depicts Stretched Scenes on Her Melded Dishes
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Animated Alcohol Vessels
Animated Alcohol Vessels
The LOVE for Johnnie Walker Limited Edition Porcelain Bottle is Cultural
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22
Spouting Ceramic Installations
Spouting Ceramic Installations
The Water Cups Fountain is a Tribute to Polish Freedom Fighters
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21
Fine China Fashions
Fine China Fashions
The Lacoste Porcelain Polo Shirt Takes from Familiar Patterns
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Elegant Weaponry Dishes
Elegant Weaponry Dishes
These Ceramic Plates by Trevor Jackson Have Images of Flowers and Guns
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Digital Toy Artistry
Digital Toy Artistry
Chris La Brooy 3D Illustrates a Slew of Funny F1 Driver Scenarios
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18
Binding Tea Sets
Binding Tea Sets
The Drink Link by Joon Lee Brings Draws Dinner Guests Closer Together
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Headless Money Holders
Headless Money Holders
The Theosaurus Piggy Bank is Unsuspecting
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Elegant Paper Dishware
Elegant Paper Dishware
Rebecca Wilson's Finest Paperware Collection Combats Wasteful Cosumerism
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Porcelain Supercars
Porcelain Supercars
The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport L'or Blanc is Fast and Fragile
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Painted Porcelain Packaging
Painted Porcelain Packaging
Vitis Vinifera Wine Branding Assumes the Aesthetic Elegance of China
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China Beer Cans
China Beer Cans
Eccentric Chinese Sculptures
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Plunging Porcelain Necklaces
Plunging Porcelain Necklaces
The Vintage Recycled Jewelry by Indigo and Oscar is Awesome
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Eastern Whisky Branding
Eastern Whisky Branding
The Johnnie Walker China Bottle Marries The Past with the Present
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Travel Curiosity Ceramics
Travel Curiosity Ceramics
The Cornelis Souvenir Vase Shows Off Eclectic Charm
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Flower Pot PCs
Flower Pot PCs
ECS' Computer-in-a-Vase is Beginning to Bloom
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Ceramic Couture
Ceramic Couture
Clothes Made of Porcelain
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7
Victorian China Weapons
Victorian China Weapons
These Magnus Gjoen Ceramics are Beautifully Morbid
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Graffiti Dinnerware
Graffiti Dinnerware
New York Delft Tableware
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5
Porcelain War
Porcelain War
Charles Krafft Disasterware
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4
Ceramic Clothing
Ceramic Clothing
Actual Porcelain Shirt by Li Xiaofeng Created for Lacoste (UPDATE)
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3
Smashed Vase Keychains
Smashed Vase Keychains
Use Broken Pottery Pieces to Create DIY Keepsake Key Holders
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2
Porcelain Guns
Porcelain Guns
More Pretty Guns For Your Tea Table
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DIY Porcelain Jewelry Stands
DIY Porcelain Jewelry Stands
This 'a pair and spare' DIY Craft Will Display Your Trinkets
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