FLAWS Metal Cup
by Marie Liebhardt
Unique coloured porcelain cup with copper ring. Streets, bridges, walls, are all marked by flaws. The skin of the city, evolves, changes color and texture, a visual marker of the passage of time.
“Flaws” is inspired by the process of deterioration. Based on experimental material research, it highlights the array of textures we pass every day without even noticing. Flaws is a collection of vases whose unique textures highlight, rather than mask, irregularities. The metal collection is made by ageing copper and brass. These metal parts are framed and highlighted in combining them with colored porcelain. The metal will continue to change in time.
Gently wash with damp cloth- handmade in Copenhagen - unique piece - the copper ring may change aesthetic in time (the oxidation process will continue).
This Product Plants A Tree
As part of ÅBEN's mission to make a more positive contribution to the environment, we have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every product sold. Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.
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About the maker
Originally from the countryside near Metz in the East of France, Marie Liebhardt found her way to Copenhagen via Paris where she studied product design. When in Paris, Marie began an internship with a local ceramicist as an antidote to a design course which increasingly centred around computers. She needed to touch something and was drawn to the smooth, calming process of making.