Arita ware which pursues ease of use as daily tableware
Atelier Stefan Diez_Photography Jonathan Mauloubier
German designer Stefan Diez developed this tableware series that is striving to become a modern standard, having meticulously researched the cultural balance that exists between the Asian and Western approaches to food.
One result of contemporary efficient manufacturing is that much of the porcelain produced today has lost its former exclusivity, a fact that led Diez to have misgivings about this shift towards standardisation and instead to propose a modern-day collection that still sought out the cherished skills of the craftsman.
This beautiful tableware series is defined by each object’s delicate lines running uninterrupted from the sides to the interior.
Stefan Diez works intensively with materials, technology and is passionate in his quest to fathom out their limitations.
Together with his office they develop products that are precise, yet simple and above all are meant to meet human needs.
Diez has long-standing relationships with brands such as e15, HAY, Thonet and Wilkhahn for whom he produces a wide range of products from furniture and tableware to industrial design. Stefan Diez’s life in furniture design started in 1991 when he worked as a cabinet maker before going on to study industrial design at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart in where he attained a Diploma in Industrial Design.
He founded his studio in 2003 and since then has worked in various fields of design.
Diez has received international design awards, among them the IF Gold award, the Red Dot Best of the Best Award, Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland and the German Design Award.