"Functionalism, functionalism, functionalism. It's not enough.
Design should be sensual and exciting."
Inspired by two opposing philosophies in design and architecture. Le Corbusier's Modernism which led to the rise of form and function and Ettore Sottsass post modernist outlook led to the Memphis movement.
At the Strange Co, we decided to merge these two opposing ideologies to create something more unique on a rather everyday object like a Mug.
Modernism became the single most important new style or philosophy of architecture and design.
It was associated with an analytical approach to the function of buildings and strictly rational use of materials & structural innovation
REJECTING ORNAMENT AND EMBRACING MINIMALISM
The main three colours Ivory, Grey and Sap green became primary base, in tune
with Corbusier style of Architecture. Blue, Pink and Yellow were symbolic to the Memphis Movement
THE ONES THAT MADE THE CUT
THE ONES THAT DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT
Now the grind started on physically executing it on the wheel. We made atleast
It took us a week to crack the handle. More than the body, the handle was the trickiest.
Finally the structure for the body was finalized. It's execution time!
THE FUN PART
a) The triangles symbolize fire and water, two common elements in architecture and ceramic, hand painted with 24 carat Gold
b) The lines symbolize window panes, one of the key features in Corbusier's style of architecture
c) The Half moon handle is inspired from the Memphis movement. A slight finger indentation helps for a better and comfortable grip
That's all guys! Congratulations on making it this far, you deserve a pat on your back.