“Design is so simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

Design tomes, a salient message, mid-century ceramic.
The Ceramic Pottery chair, designed by Pakhalé in 2001.
In the bathroom, a custom ceramic backsplash designed by Meredith and Sample joins an iroko-wood tub created by their students a the University of Toronto.
Ceramic speakers, by Emily Carr University of Art & Design industrial design student Tom Chung.
Hend Krichen is the producer of these vases and containers, made of Tunisian ceramic with copper details.
Hand thrown on a potter's wheel, this toasty clay colored jar by Paula Lopez-Otero sports a shiny turquoise glaze inside and is topped with a large cork piece.
We'd curl up by the fire with this ceramic flask from Miscellaneous Goods Company. $92. Photo by James Ransom.
Foreign designers were also featured prominently at DesignMarch. Finnish ceramics brand Maari showcased vases made from the raku pottery firing technique, which creates unique patterns. The Koivu vase, which is 26 cm tall, resembles birch wood. The brand also offers decorative raku eggs and bark tiles.
Recalling the look of the classic Bauer Pottery design from the 1930s, the Beehive Coffee Mug from the Bauer Pottery Company of Los Angeles features a pronounced handle and a tall profile that is reminiscent—as the name aptly indicates—of a beehive. With undulating ridges that climb the mug just like a hive does in nature, the mug has a sculptural and organic sensibility.
These thermo cups are designed with function and practicality in mind. With an insulating interior, the thermo cup keeps hot beverages warm, while the outer layer stays cool to the touch. The lid, which keeps contents warmer longer, can also double as a saucer.
Teema Soup Bowl, $24 at the Dwell Store

With the Teema Collection—including this soup bowl—designer Kaj Franck created a range of functional dishes for the home that can be used for more than just serving, including meal prep, heating, storing, and even freezing.
These sculptural ceramic speakers by San Francisco–based product designer Joey Roth made of cork and Baltic birch not only look fantastic, but will beautifully belt out any tune.
An innovative cookware product with traditional origins, the Stoneware Chicken Roaster from Malle w. Trousseau simplifies the process of roasting a chicken. Designed as a simple bowl with a pronounced skewer, the Chicken Roaster allows you to cook a chicken vertically by placing the chicken onto the pick and pushing it down. The structure of the cooker allows for uniform roasting as the heat rises from the base of the roaster and juices running down the bird make the skin crispy. Vegetables can be placed at the base of the bird to create a delicious side dish while the chicken roasts.
Chip and Fiorenzo collect ashes from Husk's wood-burning stove and, after sifting, incorporate it into a ceramic glaze. So not only is Husk's dishware local, it's recycled from its own backyard!
As the beautiful bouquet you brought her dwindles over the following week, she'll need these adorable Little Shirley Vases by Material Good to disperse the blooms.
Clock by Geoff McFetridge, $550. Photo by Heath Ceramics.
DiSimio spent the entirety of the project’s construction firing tiles at Choplet Ceramics Studio in her free time for the upstairs bathroom. Each one is hand-airbrushed. “I felt like a deranged Martha Stewart.”
Simple and versatile, the Teema Tableware collection was designed by Kaj Franck for Iittala. Available in cool colors, the Teema Mug can be used for a cup of tea or coffee, or as a petite bowl for a scoop of gelato.
Classics, like this Suomi White ceramic set by Timo Sarpaneva for Rosenthal, can be found at the Design Forum.
Sky Planter Ceramic

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