Zhekai Zhang — a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, England, undertakes a rather experimental approach for the development of a ceramic homeware collection, dubbed 'Fabric Formula.'
Many industries, especially beauty and fashion businesses, are embracing the flaws that one is born with. Zhekai Zhang takes a similar approach but with ceramic homeware. The minimalist collection of teapots, jugs and cups is partially collapsing due to the young designer's formation technique and strategy. The white-glazed pottery is made with an experimental mold, where half of it is made from fabric. This instills a "partially unmolded" appearance in the ceramic homeware collection.
As Zhekai Zhang is rebelling against the practices and uniqueness-stifling aspects of mass production, the ceramic homeware presents an uncanny and attention-grabbing minimalist aesthetic.