Old porcelain plates, cups, and saucers are perfect objects to use for upcycle design. Have a look at two lighting examples: an impressive Cup Chandelier by Laura Pregger and a fun upside-down project called Fantassima by Anka Büchler. Both designs use cups that are intact. But what about all the once beautiful porcelain products that are broken or miss a piece? Could one upcycle that waste?
Porcelain, gold, and light
Stephanie Gosuin and Anna Zuber, both part of upcycle design platform Waste’Up, collaborated in designing a collection called ‘Gold ‘n Broll‘.
Anna’s work is strongly influenced by the use of gold and Stephanie is specialized in reuse and light. “As a tribute to fragility, symbolizing time passing on our ordinary objects, those broken porcelains are starting a second life under a delicate golden light. Gold ‘n Broll is there to remind us about the hidden potential of every object and material!”
Stéphanie Gosuin is passionate about the hidden potential of waste materials and objects. She seeks for a new sense, function or value of things. When Anna Zuber works with gold, she exploits its physical and symbolic qualities. And because one plus one is two, the result of the collaboration of these two designers might come as no surprise.
Waste’Up is an initiative by Stephanie to bring together a community of designers involved in upcycling. “The purpose of this platform is to bring together existing synergies in order to give more weight and better profitability in the creation of furniture and design objects from recycled materials while enhancing the skills of each participant.”
Photos © Waste’Up
I really like the fact that a broken piece of porcelain can have such an impressive appearance as it does in the Gold ‘n Broll collection. A combination of porcelain, gold, and light which results in unique one of a kind upcycle design.