Process - The Performance of Matter Teapot'set by João Abreu Valente
by Harry / November 27, 2012


João Abreu Valente's tea set is derived from a single teapot mold.



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A single ceramic teapot mold was used to produce an entire tea set in João Abreu Valente's Teapot'set. By using a fixed amount of liquid clay to make the whole set, the production of each object leaves less clay to make each subsequent object.


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In addition, the coloring of the clay is a visual translation of the same process, the first casting reveals the initial mixing of two different colors that eventually start to blend into a single color as the clay is poured in and out of the mold, continuing the process.


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It's part of Valente's 'Process - The Performance of Matter' project that focuses on process as the starting point for design. Says the designer, "Today, the expression 'form follows function' is no longer a representative statement of the design world. The shift has gone toward more honest materialization of design thinking, which is the process."


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"To that end, I use a liquid method of research to question the functional meaning of the process and to explore the idea of having objects that produce other objects."


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"In the future objects should become a clear representation of their own process, for the consumer to have a better understanding of the way objects (world) are being produced."

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