The Shrinking Jug project is a fun experiment revolving around the fact that porcelain shrinks when it is baked. To illustrate this fact, Eindhoven-based designer Dave Hakkens decided to create a series of ceramic pitchers that would continue to dwindle in size with every new one. He achieved this feat by creating a new Shrinking Jug out of the one before it.
Originally fashioned out of an eclectic range of materials such as a plastic garbage bag, packaging foam, latex glove and nylon yarn, the resulting pitchers are full of texture. Nevertheless, with each new Shrinking Jug, the details are diminished just like the size. Ending up with a set of 13, each Shrinking Jug ranges between 5000 milliliters to 10 milliliters.
The Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens Continues to Diminish in Size
1. Shrinking Ceramics - The Shrinking Jug project demonstrates the potential for creating innovative and unique ceramic products that progressively diminish in size.
2. Texture-focused Design - The use of diverse materials in the Shrinking Jug project highlights the trend of incorporating texture into product design for added visual interest.
3. Progressive Reduction - The iterative nature of creating successive Shrinking Jugs showcases the trend of actively reducing and eliminating unnecessary elements in product design.
1. Ceramics Manufacturing - The Shrinking Jug project presents an opportunity for ceramics manufacturers to explore new materials and manufacturing techniques to create transformative and visually intriguing products.
2. Art and Sculpture - Artists and sculptors can draw inspiration from the Shrinking Jug project to produce unique and thought-provoking pieces that play with the concept of changing perspectives and diminishing sizes.
3. Product Packaging - The use of different materials in the creation of the Shrinking Jug series can inspire innovative approaches to product packaging design for companies looking to make their packaging more visually engaging and memorable.