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Paper Porcelain Mug, 2014

This is a Mug. It is dated 2014 and we acquired it in 2014. Its medium is molded glazed porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The Paper Porcelain tableware series was conceived as a project to translate paper models—an integral part of the designer’s process—into porcelain. Dutch designers Stefan Scholten (b. 1972) and Carole Baijings (b. 1973) started by drawing to figure out forms, geometry, and color. Next, they created cut, folded, scored, and taped cardboard models, and then unglazed porcelain prototypes. To recreate the cardboard’s spotted, gray surface in the porcelain prototypes, the designers developed a specific mix of porcelain to which they added metal drill dust. Strips of paper tape on the cardboard models were recreated using ceramic glazes. Pencil lines applied by hand to the porcelain prototypes indicated the scored lines of the cardboard. The final tableware manufactured by Hay is made of molded and glazed porcelain, and faithfully mimics the spotted gray of the original cardboard and the beige “paper tape.”

It is credited Gift of HAY.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Beaker, ca. 1880
  • molded, glazed and gilded porcelain.
  • Gift of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman.
  • 1992-5-16
  • Beaker
  • glass.
  • Gift of the C. Helme and Alice B. Strater Collection.
  • 1976-1-38

Its dimensions are

H x diam (cup and saucer together): 7.3 × 14.6 cm (2 7/8 × 5 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Paper Porcelain Mug, 2014; Netherlands; molded glazed porcelain; H x diam (cup and saucer together): 7.3 × 14.6 cm (2 7/8 × 5 3/4 in.); Gift of HAY; 2014-54-3

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