Developed during the Chinese Song Dynasty, eggshell porcelain or bodiless chinaware is a unique technique which allows pattern to be seen through remarkably thin porcelain when under light.
The ribbed pattern is adapted from the structure of disposable plastic wares used in Taiwanese roadside restaurants; applied to objects of fine porcelain the ancient craft is brought into a contemporary context. The industrial motif reinterprets the intricate patterns of rare antiques, giving a fresh look to the refined, lightweight porcelain tableware.
The product family includes a candleholder, a fruit bowl, a teapot and a set of three cups. Plastic Ceramics brings both the ancient craft and the elegant lifestyle of Chinese literati into the contemporary world.