Esther Derks, porcelain from grand mother…

During the Milan Fiera, we made a beautiful discovery in the Milan’s Renaissance Palace where all the Dutch designers were reunited in this magnificent place. Esther Derks works with different materials, porcelain, faience, ceramics, glass… She combines traditional and modern techniques. We admired her latest collection ‘Improved China’ where she uses the principle of serigraphy on porcelain. She photographs floral elements in nature then revises them on her computer, she then adds images of dancers, athletes that inspire expressions of movements with bodies that seem to float… the whole is made in very bright and modern colours but also in way that is very mannerist (16th century movement) from pink, yellow, blue, green. It is a superb collection that can seem precious at first but is in fact very modern with the mixture of the individual and floral patterns. Personally I love this! I just remembered, I had already spotted some of their mugs and plates at the Frozen Fountain, our favourite shop in Amsterdam.

From 26 euros….



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