The idea for the collaboration with 1882 Ltd. was to reveal an otherwise unseen aspect of the process behind creating a bone china piece. Positive is the start of the collection and reflects the simple geometry of cylindrical vase. The other concept visible in Positive is a play on the fragility and solidity of the bone china material. The edge of the cylindrical form of Positive appears as a thin surface, while inscribed into it’s volume is an unexpected interruption. A small volume is excavated from the side of the vessel, leaving an irregular textured surface that plays on the idea of a ‘broken’ vase while contrasting with the smooth cylindrical surface of the piece.
Snarkitecture is a New York-based collaborative practice established to investigate the boundaries between art and architecture. The name is drawn from Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of The Snark, a poem describing the “impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature.” In its search for the unknown, Snarkitecture creates architectural-scale projects, installations, and objects.
Snarkitecture’s work focuses on the reinterpretation of everyday materials, structures and programs to new and imaginative effect. With a conceptual approach centered on the importance of experience, the studio creates unexpected and memorable moments that invite people to explore and engage with their surroundings. By transforming the familiar into the extraordinary, Snarkitecture makes architecture perform the unexpected.