Pigments & Porcelain is a research about the flowing of colours through liquid porcelain, resulting in a series of handmade and unique objects.
The Pigments & Porcelain series consists of coffee and tea cups, plates and bowls. The porcelain is glazed on the inside and unglazed on the outside. Because the colour is present through and through in the clay, it remains even after frequent use. All products are dishwasher safe.
Pigments & Porcelain cups
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:
The Pigments & Porcelain series was designed by Alissa + Nienke, a materials research and design studio from Eindhoven founded by Alissa van Asseldonk and Nienke Bongers. Alissa + Nienke came up with the idea to mix different colours of porcelain in one form in order to create unique porcelain within one production series.
"By using different colours of porcelain in one traditional casting process, the moment of creation is captured in the final product. Sometimes tight, sometimes flamboyant, colourful or subtle, but always guided by the flow of the liquid porcelain and the movements made during the process".Alissa + Nienke
COLLECT + TRANSLATE
Pigments & Porcelain has been part of the Vij5 collection since 2015. Alissa + Nienke started a small 'factory' in their workshop in Eindhoven and thanks to their efforts the porcelain cups became popular items in their collection that formed the foundation for their studio.
When they asked us to help them with sales and distribution, we couldn't say no! As far as we are concerned, Pigments & Porcelain is a perfect match with the Vij5 collection. Together we structured the colours in the series and added a new, larger tea mug.
"Pigments & Porcelain is, as far as we're concerned, a perfect match with the Vij5 collection."Arjan & Anieke
Pigments & Porcelain is produced in small series, by hand, cup by cup in Eindhoven. During the moulding process different porcelain colours are mixed by hand resulting in the distinctive pattern of the Pigments & Porcelain series.
This makes the process much more delicate and time-consuming than a traditional casting process. We believe that the beauty of this handmade, challenging process lies in the imperfection it creates. That is why we choose to accept small imperfections in the porcelain.
However, you can be sure that this product is made with love and care and meets our high quality standards.
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
Pigments & Porcelain
White porcelain and porcelain with (blue, pink or black) pigment. Manually produced in Eindhoven (NL)
Made-to-measure brown cardboard packaging made from 80% recycled cardboard, produced in the Netherlands
80ml espresso/coffee cup, 120ml coffee/cappuccino cup, 300ml tea cup
Diameter 13 cm, height 6,5 cm
Diameter 31cm height, approx. 7cm
Small and Medium available from stock, Large only on request.
In Vij5 collection since 2015
Would you like to see the Pigments & Porcelain in real life by Alissa+Nienke?
Larger numbers, custom colours or application in a project?
Please contact Arjan and request a quotation here.
All Vij5 products can of course also be ordered directly from our own webshop :
You can visit our showroom and workshop to see, feel and experience our products in real life! We work from a characteristic warehouse on the Hallenweg in Eindhoven. Here you can see and buy all Vij5 products and we are happy to provide you with personal advice.
Vij5 Showroom open by appointment: Our showroom contains many new items, colours and stories from DDW onwards. In connection with Corona, we are only open by appointment for press & interior design professionals. As a consumer you can also make an appointment if you are interested in a specific product.
You can make an appointment for this in our online agenda.
Pigments & Porcelain near Benz, restaurant in Eindhoven van de Kazerne,
(Photography by Ruud Balk)
A Vij5 Ambassador is, just like us, a big fan of the Vij5 collection. It is not just a point of sale, but a shop that knows just a little bit more about our products. There is always someone present as a point of contact who can tell you everything about the Vij5 collection!
Vij5 Ambassadors are specialists in e.g. our lighting, furniture and/or accessories and will gladly provide you with advice. There is a nice selection of products from our collection in the shop. When an item is not in stock in the store an Ambassador can always order it for you.
Points of sale
Besides Ambassadors, Vij5 also has a selected network of points of sale within the Netherlands and abroad. Several (online and offline) design shops, interior design and lighting consultants carry a smaller part of our collection. They can also advise you about our products and can order items for you if they are not directly available from stock.