Arita ware which I conceived from a traditional Japanese bowl
French designer Pauline Deltour took huge inspiration from the manufacturing techniques particular to Arita.
Using the ceramic feet that traditional Japanese drinking vessels have retained as a design motif, Deltour has created a distinct series that will not fail to leave an impression.
For her own collection, she learned about the typology of plates and cups in everyday use across Asia and Europe, as well as striving to find an appropriate balance in terms of shape, proportion, volume and way of handling.
She has made use of a fresh approach in coming up with a glaze colour that drew on the dark blue, brick and celadon colours found regularly in traditional Japanese ceramics.
Pauline Deltour lives and works in Paris where she previously studied applied art and design at the Olivier de Serres (ENSAAMA) and industrial design at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD).
Afterward Deltour worked as a designer and a project leader at Konstantin Grcic Industrial Design studio in Munich before opening her own practice. Deltour has produced office equipment for Muji, cups and bags for discipline and sophisticated accessories for Puiforcat.
Graphic lines and formal shapes are frequent characteristics of Detour’s work although an inherent playfulness is also discernable.
Among her clients are: Alessi, Puiforcat, Discipline, Designerbox, Kvadrat, Japan Creative, Muji, LaCie and Lexon.
Deltour also frequently collaborates on various interior architecture projects for clients such as Balmain, Babolat and Ateliers de Paris.