Tiles & Totems
With her Tactile Totem: Ceramics, Nina van Bart adds a new chapter to an ongoing project, in which she concludes her material research with an object composed of stackable containers which reveal diverse possibilities and innovate traditions. Furthermore, a collection of Tactile Tiles equally endorses how current and future-oriented digital technologies can be useful for our approach to ceramics and to a historical craft. Both where appropriately brought together under the telling title ‘Physical and Digital Symbiosis’.
We were delighted to be involved in this research and matched our teaming with designers and experts from the necessary disciplines. So, this time, it was a fruitful gathering of people from Set and Surface Design (Nina van Bart), Procedural Design (Roel Deden) and Ceramic Design (Marieke Heesbeen), which we further enriched with a collaboration with 3D printing company Marketiger. As always, it was our goal that the techniques developed, and the procedures proposed would make the most of both digital and physical contexts, hence the title.