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Erika Emerén

Department: Contextual Design
Website: erikaemeren.com

ORNAMENT NOW

WHAT
These vases challenge the minimalistic approach of modern Swedish design and claim that everyday crafts deserve a respected place in the heritage of Sweden.

WHY
Erika Emerén wants to update traditions and defies the sober conventions dictated by her homeland’s cultural institutions. Why not approach high-end design as a delicious treat? In ‘Ornament Now’ the crafty decoration technique of a Swedish Spettekaka cake is the starting point for a new ‘form language’ in ceramics.

HOW
Traditional Spettekaka is made by piping batter onto a rotating tube. By replacing the dough with clay, a folklore tradition finds its way into design. These layered centrepieces introduce a new mindset to Swedish heritage: more is more.

QUOTE
Swedish design narrated as abundant cake decorations.

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Photographs: Ronald Smits