"Ignorance is Bliss" Small Cup

by Agne Kucerenkaite Netherlands

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Estimated production time: 2 weeks

Each variation may differ Dimension LxWxH (cm): 7x7x6
Open Editions Material : Porcelain
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Since the Industrial Revolution, ignorance and negligence have generated overloaded landfills in our throw-away culture. Metals are crucial to our world, and, unfortunately, a non-renewable resource. “Ignorance is Bliss” is an ongoing project about reincorporating the value of metal waste by applying it as a pigment from industries such as drinking water supply and soil remediation companies into new valuable products and methods. The colors are retrieved purely by using pigments from waste. In this project, surprisingly, the more contaminated the raw material, the more vibrant the designed objects are.

Each piece is hand-crafted and fired in a unique reduction gas oven, comes with its own charming irregularities. All ceramic pieces are food safe.
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Agne Kucerenkaite

Agne Kucerenkaite is a material designer from Vilnius, Lithuania, who graduated in Design Academy Eindhoven and currently based in the Netherlands. Agne enjoys working with raw materials, transforming them into valuable products, methods, and systems, seeking interaction between design, society, industry, and environment. Her design process is characterized by in-depth research, experimental approach, and hands-on practice, motivated by historical and sociocultural contexts. Technical investigation of seemingly unattractive and industrially driven processes that she finds to be the most interesting source of unexpected links and associations, drive her design work.

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As Belgium is a small country without a very distinctive, nationalistic pride, artists and designers can work in complete freedom. There’s no higher purpose to be served. Creations can be the most individual expression of the most individual emotion. Thanks to this liberal creative climate – in combination with a strong, historical artistic tradition and qualitative art schools – Belgian art, design, and its collectors have gained international recognition for their avant-gardism. Besides, Belgium has always been a melting pot of different cultures, combining both German and Roman influences. This historical context gives designers the opportunity to colour outside the lines and outspokenly explore the borders between art, design, crafts, and industry. Strict typologies are left behind; rather, banal materials are transformed for a high-end context and meaningful stories are transmitted as an extra emotional layer. In doing so, these emancipated creations break out of traditional frames of reference, open up to everyone, and stand with both feet in our multicultural and multi-layered contemporary society. Visit the Contemporary Design Market x ADORNO collection in person at: TOUR & TAXIS Gare Maritime Rue Picard, 11 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium Saturday, 24 September (9.00 - 18.00) Sunday, 25 September 2022 (9.00 - 17.00)