celia torvisco + raphael pluvinage: conductive ceramic radio
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jun 13, 2013
celia torvisco + raphael pluvinage: conductive ceramic radio

‘hibou gilded ceramic radio’ by celia torvisco + raphael pluvinage
final prototype being tested: volume controls



created by french designers celia torvisco and raphaël pluvinage, the body of the hibou gilded ceramic radio is adorned using a fine palladium paint that has conductive properties. the metallic patterns are not only ornamental elements but play a functional role in the object. each motif matches a particular setting : on/off, volume and frequency. the graphic designs are drawn in accordance to certain technological constraints. for example, creating a figure with a long thin line allows for more accurate sound control. all three impressions are painted across the radio surface, where users can modulate each setting with a smooth interactive gesture.



the metallic patterns are not only ornamental elements but play a functional role in the object – each motif matches a particular setting : on/off, volume and frequency



top view: the radio being turned on



final test with palladium metal prints on ceramic



the silk-screened patterns being tested with conductive ink



radio Hibou is the result of an unexpected collaboration between two craftsmen: a gilder and an electronic specialist



screen-printing of the test-patterns


project information:




maxime loiseau
sybille berger
sylvain chassériaux
sèvres – cité de la céramique
fondation hermès



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