was a search for the maximum capacity of artisanal skills. An ode to Dutch and Japanese crafts- manship. A search for timeles- sness, a design that inspires
for a long time of usage over several generations.
T#01 holds itself together, without glue, screws or other additives. T#01 can grow/shrink per m2. This means that this can be your first table in a dorm room and that it can grow to five metres long family table where you, in the years to come, sit down with children and grandchildren.
A table for life.
is not only physically light by its use of materials but also visually by its open structure. In its de- tailing it uses old techniques and materials that are known from making horse saddles.
The location of the studio offered AvM the inspiration for this use of materials. In 2001 there came an unexpected end of at least 7 cen- turies of cattle trade in Zwolle. CH#01 is not only a tribute to the ancient craft but also a to the centuries old history of Zwolle.
During the Salone AvM will debute CH#01.1 a version printed from an organic material.
The Hanseatic League was official- ly founded in 1358 and has a rich history. Hanzeware is a new insight into one of the oldest institutions of Europe.
It was a search for a simple formal language, crockery as a symbol for the passing of goods. It creates an intimate form of space between two bodies during the passing. The glaze, made from locally mined sand, varies per item. But below it is the same porcelain. Just as people differ from the outside, but on the inside we are all the same. This is what needs to be discussed and celebrated. Being united and connected despite our differences.
AvM uses a divers pallet to search for the position of artisanal skills in the modern day world.
Through several objects AvM tells a story using material as a medium, and makes history tangible.
“We strive towards minimalism and sim- plicity; it’s a search for timelessness”.