Archiving Water Ware is a collection of pottery which is worked with a glaze developed by Lotte de Raadt herself.
The special glaze gives the effect of water droplets and is applied in places where the products are touched by hands. The texture of the glaze feels pleasant and gives grip.
Archiving Water Ware shows the beauty of water and thus stimulates a more conscious use of this precious natural resource. It glorifies and communicates (tap) water as an essential ingredient for life.
The collection consists of presentation plates, a carafe, cups and bowls.
Transparency of the production chain comes naturally to us.
With us, that doesn't just mean giving information about where something has been produced. Our chain starts much earlier: with the designer of the product!
We'll tell you the whole story. Click on the buttons to discover the different steps:
Archiving Water Ware was designed by Lotte de Raadt. Lotte has a studio and ceramics workshop in Eindhoven, where she designs and produces her own products. She strives to raise public awareness of problems related to the use of water.
For Archiving Water Ware Lotte developed a special glaze which leaves a drop of structure on each product.
Like water, the glaze behaves unpredictably during application - it finds its own way, leaving behind complexly detailed but beautiful and tactile structures.
The water flow is recorded, archived, as it were. The process is designed, the result is left to chance.
"For Archiving Water Ware, I developed a special glaze that leaves a drop of structure on each product."Lotte de Raadt
Archiving Water Ware has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2017. We were secretly in love with Lotte's beautiful 'Archiving Water Ware' for a while before she contacted us herself for a possible collaboration. Because we are both based in Eindhoven, this was quickly arranged.
We admire Lotte's independence and her skills as a ceramist. The glazing technique she has developed is so fascinating that you just can't stop to look at it or touch it. The exact recipe of course remains a secret... even for us!
The glazing technique is so fascinating that you just can't stop to look at it or touch it.Arjan & Anieke
The manufacturing process for this product had of course already been developed by Lotte and we didn't have to look for a suitable manufacturer. What we did look at together with Lotte was the final design language and parts of the collection.
Archiving Water Ware is made by Lotte herself in small series in her studio in Eindhoven. Her designs are intended to emphasize the beauty of water and thus stimulate a more conscious use of this precious natural resource.
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
Archiving Water Ware
Stoneware with glaze
Manually produced in Eindhoven (NL)
Made-to-measure brown cardboard packaging made from 80% recycled cardboard, produced in the Netherlands
Cup Ø 9cm, h12cm
Bowl Ø 16cm, h9cm
Carafe Ø 7cm, 26cm
Plateau Ø 24cm, 7cm
Plateau Ø 33cm, 7cm
In Vij5 collection since 2017
Do you want to see the Archiving Water Ware by Lotte de Raadt?
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