Recent Parsons School of Design graduates Shaun Kasperbauer, Isaac Friedman-Heiman, and Luft Tanaka (from left) are the founding members of the design collective Souda (a Japanese word pronounced “SOH-duh”). Read Full Article
The Kreten candelabra and side table demonstrate Souda’s focus on exploring new fabrication processes. In this case, stretched fabric is used as a mold for fiberglass-reinforced concrete.
Rather than using traditional plaster molds that form identical replicas of a design, Kawa bowls are made by individually slip-casting reusable leather molds to create one-of-a-kind imprints on the porcelain.