"Ott / Another Paradigmatic Ceramic" High Plate (Light)

by Studio Yoon Seok-hyeon Netherlands

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Estimated production time: 5 weeks

Dimension LxWxH (cm): 18x18x10
Material : Porcelain
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Glazed ceramic pieces are not recyclable for their re-production and they mostly end up in a landfill. In this process, various ground pollutions are caused by chemical and toxic particles resulting from some glazings. “It’s a shame that clay, one of the most natural materials, is treated in this way”, says designer Seok-hyeon Yoon. Technically, the clay itself is reusable as chamotte, baked clay powder; however, glassy ingredients of glazing complicate ceramic recycling because, when they are baked as one, they fuse together, then the earth is not pure anymore.

So, I searched for alternative glazings and found out “Ott”, known as Korean traditional lacquering material. It’s a natural resin from the Ott tree and was widely used as glazing for woodenware in the past. To glaze Ott on the ceramic surface, it doesn’t need to be baked as it just drys out. I discovered an interesting fact that it evaporates when it’s heated with the high temperature in kilns. It means that we can get clean earth again and re-utilize it.

This project aims for actualizing ceramic recycling for its re-production through introducing potentials of alternative glazing, Ott, by applying it on domestic ceramic objects to experiment with its practicalities and aesthetics.

This handmade product’s Ott lacquer is a natural resin derived from trees, therefore, it can be irregular in shape, colour, and finishing.

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Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 27 × 27 × 27 cm
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Studio Yoon Seok-hyeon

I enjoy revaluing materials and objects which are always around us. Surroundings of everyday life often become a starting point for my design projects. I observe and analyze them and then try to link them to design, environment, society, and industry. My interest in projects is the materiality and socio-cultural value of design objects. With this interest, each of my projects reflects undiscovered stories of human life. As a designer, I interpret them with my own perspective and create objects to support and enhance our everyday life. My design process follows concept arrangement based on exploring a subject, in-depth research for materiality and contexts, hands-on practice such as drawing and model making and production.

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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)