The Torn Collection is made up of lovely porcelain pieces for the kitchen and dining room except, of course, for the cracks, tears and other malformations they have. Purposefully created with these flaws, the Torn Collection appears to question the idea of accepted beauty and mass production expectations.
A collaboration project between ceramicist Robert Siegel and artist Aaron Hawks, the Torn Collection is comprised of everything from the table to the chandelier. A unique and limited edition set, each object has been mindfully crafted by hand, making each as different from the next as a family of snowflakes. It helps that they all boast their own tailor-made deformities. A tribute to all things imperfect, the designers write that it tears "the line between art and craft.”
The Torn Collection by Robert Siegel and Aaron Hawks is Imperfect
1. Imperfect Porcelain - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Embrace imperfections in porcelain production to challenge traditional notions of beauty and mass production.
2. Mindful Handcrafting - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the value of handcrafted objects and embrace uniqueness in design to counter mass production expectations.
3. Blurred Art-craft Boundaries - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Push the boundaries between art and craft in design collaborations to create thought-provoking and unique collections.
1. Kitchenware - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce intentionally flawed designs into kitchenware collections to challenge conventional aesthetic standards.
2. Interior Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate handmade and imperfect objects into interior design projects to add character and disrupt mass-produced aesthetics.
3. Artisanal Ceramics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Highlight the beauty of individually handcrafted ceramics with deliberate deformities to challenge uniformity in ceramics industry.