The porcelain dishware that make up the collection titled Chitins Gloss by La Philie, a design studio founded by Evelyn Bracklow and based in Dortmund, Germany, has a bit of an icky problem. They appear to be infested by a colony of ants. Considering that the pieces are vintage, this may not come as a surprise to some. What will surprise people is the fact that the insects have been realistically painted on.
Hilariously and disgustingly deceptive, Chitins Gloss by La Philie brings a little touch of repulsion to otherwise elegant dishware. The artist notes, "Fear, disgust, fascination and admiration: this very interplay of feelings constitutes the charm of the work. Furthermore, to me, the ants symbolize all the stories that any formerly discarded piece of porcelain carries with it."
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