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Doris Verlaat

Department: Man and Leisure
Website: www.dorisverlaat.com

NORMAAL

WHAT
A coffee set that questions the idea of ‘normality’ by introducing unexpected variations such as extra handles or missing pieces.

WHY
In the small town where Doris Verlaat grew up, she never felt quite like she fit in with the accepted local ‘norm’. Daily get-togethers over coffee were a fixture of village life; a time to gossip and discuss who did or didn’t fit the mould. And so with this coffee set, Doris plays with the mould, creating more freedom for differences.

HOW
At first, the cups and saucers appear ‘odd’ or mismatched, but a closer look reveals that the different elements are the same; they are just composed differently.

QUOTE
Nobody is the same, so why should everything be uniform?

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Photographs: Ronald Smits