Materials: White cast dry slip, lead-free underglaze and clear glaze
Price Point: $375
"Nature is a modern ceramic planter intended for growing a variety of herbs and flowers. The form takes inspiration from patterns and shapes found in nature, hence the name. The largest opening at the top can hold plants that need to root deeper. Opening like a blossom, the form allows each pocket to collect water..."
"The planter is made using a complex six-part mold (compared to the typical two- to four-part mold) with seventeen post-molding cuts. Each piece is carefully cast, hand-finished and glazed in Portland, Oregon. Three holes on the bottom allow for drainage. The planter is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
DESIGN NIGHT began as a creative collaboration between a husband-and-wife team who designated one night a week for design thinking, stretching and dreaming. Dominic D'Andrea and Tram Pham are award-winning designers who live and work in Portland, Oregon."
Designer: Design Night: Dominic D'Andrea & Tram Pham
Location: Portland, OR
"Dipped" Chair by Elisa Werbler
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