H-Alles Kannen the pot is dead - long live the pot

The times they are changing and the tea or coffeee pot as ruler of the sumptuously laid tea-table surrounded by fawning staff made up of cups and saucers, plates, sugar-bowls and cake-stands, all matching, all with the same pattern – that time is long gone. Today we are ruled by diversity and originality on the table: high time to rethink the meaning of the function and decoration of the pot or jug.
Portrait_craft2eu_schau_pots_halle Certainly this observation has not gone unnoticed by professional designers and they have come up with a great variety of ideas. And yet the subject 'The jug is dead – long live the jug' of the design students at the Designhochschule in Halle, Burg Giebichenstein is something rather special. By comparing the different solutions it becomes apparent what varied solutions can be found for the simple object 'jug'. So the death of the jug is immediately followed by its resurrection in an impressive variety of creative designs, concentrated to optimise functionality and form, inspired by looking at it from philosophical, innovative or even ironical perspectives.

The topic in this project became the learning space which enabled quite frequently for the first time the design process of a jug all the way to the manufacture of it in porcelain. The results are either unique objects following specific demand and solution of functionality or else they are the experimental, object designed for practical use on the hunt for new ways to express this.

head of project: Prof. Hubert Kittel 

Designers: Claudia Bischoff, Maria Boddin,Tom Hambrock, Lisa Kaufmann, Atsushi Kitahara, Marie-Luise Knittel, Bomi Lee, Isabel Mückel, Andreas Pilarski, Nela Treskova

most of the pots are even for sale!