Olav Slingerland

Self-producing designer Olav Slingerland works daily on his creative, self-cast ceramic dishes, bowls and vases. Ceramics by Olav Slingerland are characterized by organic forms which he is able to combine excellently with industrial details. This allows him to create startling contrasts in his work.

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wOrk Stone Cup pendant
Grey and blue-green porcelain

The wOrk Spoon pendant is shaped like a spoon, a universal utensil across cultures and a great symbol for the cooperation between designers Olav Slingerland and Zhu Xiaojie. The miniature spoon (10 cm long) is made up of different layers of colored porcelain, that make you think of the growth rings of a tree. A unique pendant in six different colors, including this one with a blue-green bowl. The wOrk Spoon pendants come with a leather necklace (cm) and in a matching box.

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wOrk Spoon pendants: spoons are cross-cultural

A spoon is a universal utensil across cultures. And for that reason also a perfect theme for a pendant in the cooperation between designers Olav Slingerland and Zhu Xiaojie. The inspiration from nature can be seen in the color layers of the Spoon rings that have a strong resemblance to the growth rings of a tree. Unique pendants in six different colour schemes – a light grey spoon with a different colored bowls and color rings around the bowl. The wOrk Spoon pendants come with a leather necklace (cm) and in a matching box.

wOrk – where east meets west

At the invitation of designer Zhu Xiaojie (CN), Olav Slingerland (NL) left in 2015 to China to work together in Xiaojie's ceramics studio. Their joint research into the language of clay, in which they shared their love for the material, nature, and the essence of good design shared, culminated in a cultural cross-pollination, which forms the basis of the brand wOrk and which is expressed in a distinctive design style. The pure and honest material in a bright and contemporary design, that is at the heart of wOrk.

wOrk requires craftmanship

All wOrk products are hand-made by craftsmen. Each object is established by cooperation of designer and maker, an absolute requirement if you are working with layers of colored porcelain and if you are committed to the quality of wOrk. Porcelain clay requires a precise and intensive way of working, which stands or falls with good workmanship. The layers of colored porcelain show clearly visible how the products are made 

Dutch designer Olav Slingerland

Olav Slingerland studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where he experienced his introduction to the ceramic process. During his education, he became more and more excited about the casting of clay. Olav has translated his fascination into a whole range of special designs – from Pisovase to Puntbowl and Flow and Still vases and bowls to the Homework series. The cooperation with Zhu Xiaojie has led to a whole new set of more detailed designs under the umbrella of their joint brand wOrk.

Product specifications
Brand : wOrk
Designers : Xiaojie Zhu en Olav Slingerland
Material : Porcelain
Colors : Grey and blue-green
Dimensions : 10,2 x 3,2 x 1,4 cm (l x b x h)
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