Nominee: Eszter Imre with Second Chance
Category Ecological: Design Second Chance
Porcelain is a very strong, durable and sustainable material with many great benefits. But as a professional working with porcelain I am very aware of the impact it’s production has on our environment. When porcelain is fired on high temperature it becomes almost indestructible and if it breaks or gets thrown away there is no way to recycle the material. Factories who are selling first choice porcelain often have up to 30% waste during their production.
It means that the waste they create directly goes to landfill and invisibly pollute nature. Therefore I am very conscious of my own production, but even while working with great care accidents always happen and I end up with non-disposable trash. This piece is made out of my own studio waste in different sizes. I broke all unfortunate pieces down to shards and put it together as one unique surface. Which could be my proposal for collaboration projects that can be done at factories as well.
Beside recycling this work is also about the personal experience. The curious wall piece visually describes fragility and when touched the surface made of individual pieces is moving and brings the sound of porcelain alive. You experience the fragility with all senses while realising what the object really is. Thanks to the beauty and transparency of quality porcelain the surface is fascinating both in daylight and when lit as well.
The surface is flat but very 3 dimensional and bounces the sound in many directions, making it a perfect sound diffuser in a fine aesthetic form.
Name: Eszter Imre
Project Name: Second Chance
Category: Ecological Design
Website: Eszter Imre