This week Mint presents a wonderful selection of silverware by Thalia Maria Georgoulis. Georgoulis’ work celebrates the beauty of everyday and simple objects, nature, tradition and ritual.
As a result, Georgoulis’ designs appear iconographic, part of our daily vocabulary of forms, such as plates, cups and forks.
By mixing everyday forms with beautifully hand forged silver details, Georgoulis thus introduces an additional narrative to a familiar household item.
Georgoulis’ exquisite designs have been crafted for the everyday enjoyment of truly timeless pieces.
Georgoulis won the ‘Wedgewood Award for Non Ceramics’ in 1997, after having completed an MA at the Royal Collage of Art in Goldsmithing, Metalwork & Jewelry.
Since then Georgoulis’ work has been on regular display across Europe and the US at such prestigious venues as Sotheby’s (London and New York), Galerie Sofie Lachaert (Belgium) and Galerie Marzee (Holland).
Images courtesy of Thalia Maria Georgoulis by Inge Clemente and David Ausloos.
This week Mint also presents a wonderful selection of paper plates by WASARA. This series of different size and shape paper plates should really be called by another name since they’re so completely beyond what you see in your typical store for picnics and the like.
Wasara’s products are made from three materials: bagasse sugar cane fiber, bamboo and reed pulp. All are readily available and rapidly renewable resources.
While the materials are not recycled, bagasse is a by-product of the sugar refining process that is often used to make insulated disposable food containers.
The organic shapes of WASARA tableware have curved corners and lips that naturally follow the shape of fingers or thumbs for easy gripping, deliberately designed so that people can hold their plates while they mingle. It reinforces the designers’ desire to encourage conversation and mingling during dining, a tradition of Japanese dining that they feel enhances the dining experience.
The many shapes, sizes and forms of the tableware and the soft off-white color in a thick, sturdy form that can stand up to the heaviest foods you serve and looks deceptively like artisan pottery.
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