The tableware series Eccentric Plates, by Daniel van Dijck, consists of four different unique, handcrafted decorative plates and dinner plates, which are made of various materials such as ceramics, copper and brass.
The series not only assists the daily ritual of food consumption; it also symbolises the processes that happen in the body while eating. Some effects are more extreme than others and some plates more eccentric than others. The series as a whole evokes associations to well-known dining attributes, but is also surprising due to unconventional aesthetics.
Two variations of the Eccentric Plates are to be used, while the others are considered to be design objects. The ‘copper' plate has been created through the use of a flexible casting mold. During the process, the sheer weight of the clay shapes the mold, in turn making every design unique. The process of using an existing plate for press molding has created the ‘rough edge'.
As design souvenirs, the ‘quid feci?' series has been formed by working with small bubbles in the casting clay, which later melt away in the oven. The ‘wrinkled' plate is created by combining flexible casting mold and casting brass.
The plates were launched at Designboom Mart during Tokyo Designers Week 2014.
Photo Credit: David Joosten & Julian Isenia