These are two young designers whose names I cannot pronounce, but whose design concepts I immediately get.
Both Tuukka Tujula and Maija Puoskari are members of the design collective JuJu Design Party, a Finnish group with a massive amount of talent.
I'll be featuring a number of designs and concept from their collective in the next few weeks, but today I start with the Snow Print Ceramic Tile. What I love about this is the funny scenario I've concocted for this happy accident. Imagine the designers in their studio making ceramic tiles when their dog walks in and steps on their freshly made work!
Damn. Tile ruined: wait a sec. Glaze the tiles pure white and the paw prints look like freshly tread snow. Ah!
The hard ceramic instantly becomes dematerialized into soft, pure snow. Is it a happy accident?
The only thing I find weird about the concept is the ability for the tiles to collect fuzz balls in the little paw prints. Not the most functional tile, I'd think, but beautiful none the less.