color collision by rogier arents + kirstie van noort
color collision by rogier arents + kirstie van noort color collision by rogier arents + kirstie van noort
may 07, 2013

color collision by rogier arents + kirstie van noort

‘color collision’ by rogier arents + kirstie van noortimage courtesy rogier arents




each year, dutch invertuals presents a thematic exhibition during milan design week. for 2013, ‘transform’ was the subject at hand, offering a survey of a number of contemporary products which are the outcome of research and experimentation dealing with chemical reactions, explorations in rotation-moulding, investigations of color science and craft techniques–all heightened by a sense of imagination.


‘colour collision’ by kirstie van noort and rogier arents is the result of the dutch designers trials and analysis of how different materials are affected by their particular circumstances and surrounding conditions. in particular, they have focused on the pigment extracted from red cabbage, observing the tonal changes it has when applied to ceramics as a result of pH value modifications in the environment. here, they have applied their fieldwork to produce a series of ceramic tabletops which have been dipped into the colorant, resulting in unprecedented hues and visual contrasts.



showing the effects of the red cabbage pigment on the ceramic table topsvideo courtesy rogier arents



the chemical reaction between pigment and ceramic results in contrasting tonal changesimage courtesy rogier arents



image courtesy rogier arents



detail of the hue variations achievedimage courtesy rogier arents



‘color collision’ detailimage courtesy rogier arents



pigment in red cabbage is subject to a striking change in color when the pH value in the environment changesimage © designboom



‘color collision’ tables at the invertuals exhibition during milan design weekimage courtesy rogier arents

  • beautiful complete elegant video
    thank you

    Paedra says:
  • Love the idea. Great job. Would buy one.

    Micky says:

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