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Monolith Collection Comprises Carved Stone Pieces Mimicking Natural Processes

 - Nov 12, 2013
References: shirakeret & dezeen
Manufacturers and consumers have grown accustomed to dishes that embody smoothness and symmetry, due to the influence of the old pottery wheel process of production. The Monolith Collection demonstrates a different way of thinking about the fabrication of dinnerware that's been inspired by nature's processes.

Shira Keret begins with beautiful pieces of carrara marble and works to emulate the effect of very slow erosion by using high-intensity water jet cutting against the magnificent stone. This forms channels and grooves in the solid material, breaking it down to fine and ruffled edges. This technique gives the Monolith Collection of plates, bowls, platters and vases additional detail, on top of the beautiful grey veins of the rock. Regularity isn't necessary for the function of these objects, so it's been replaced with gorgeous organic detail.