After designing dozens of patterns, Dimitri Bähler has created Patterns&Colours, a collection of different textures using both delicate and strong colours. As the Swiss designer tells, this collection “is produced through an embossing technique: a patterned latex foil is pressed on clay between a positive and negative mould. The slab deforms with the patterns that are exactly reproduced on the volume, and a 2D design transfers on a volume.”
So the shape of the different supports is always the same, but after applying the latex foils with the different patterns and colours – bigger than the volumes – each resulting piece is unique.
The project was developed thanks to a residency at EKWC, the European Centre for Ceramic in Den Bosch, The Netherlands from February to May 2013.