From The Ground Up – Serving bowl
by Theodóra Alfreðsdóttir Iceland

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Serving bowl designed as a part of the project From The Ground Up. The project is founded on the obscure significance of the mineral feldspar. Making up 60% of the earth’s crust, feldspar is a key ingredient in many of our most familiar objects within the domestic environment. From The Ground Up is a simple dining set for two that stacks together to form a totem, each item an example of an everyday material made from feldspar. As a symbol of unity, the totem creates interrelations through the set which, when constructed, stands upon its common origin the stone itself.

The notion that within the consumer landscape, we are becoming more aware of the origin of our food and what it has taken for it to get to our local supermarket, as well as the fact that feldspar is very appropriate for tableware, formed the decision behind making a dining set. To be aware of what you are eating your food on is an equally fascinating story, to understand the transformation of the material from its natural state until it sits at your table.

The bowl is stoneware, glazed on the inside. The shape is press moulded and all seams and fingermarks from the making left untouched as a document of the making process, making each bowl unique.

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Theodora is an Icelandic product designer based in London. She holds a bachelor’s degree in product design from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and a master’s degree in Design Products from the Royal College of Art in London in 2015. Theodora’s work revolves around the narrative an object can inhabit and exploring ways of objectifying that narrative. She's interested in the way an object can act as documentation of it’s manufacturing process; a record of what went on between the machine, tools, craftsman and material as well as it can communicate it’s origin and former life. That often leads to discovery of unexpected qualities as well as it gives the user a subtle opportunity to reconsider our material world and explore value in a different way.
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