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September 22, 2008

There seems to be a crockery revival—Tent has a whole host of young designers showing ceramic work of one kind or another. Perhaps the most beautiful was the 'Blaue Blume' range of tableware by Undergrowth Design.

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The pieces rework traditional and fragile material into something eclectic and subversive. Surreal touches—a pair of shapely legs instead of a handle, flowery borders which seem to have overgrown the objects they decorate—embellish traditional types of tableware such as cake stands, tea cups and sugar bowls. They seem both childish (in a good way) and nostalgic—perfect for a spooky kind of twee-party.

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