Richard Brendon: Carving Luxury Out of Clay
Richard Brendon is a British product designer renowned for his considered, refined and dynamic designs. Richard is inquisitive by nature and this leads him to take an archaeological approach to design. He has a particular skill in identifying and distilling the best elements from the past and transforming them into striking modern designs. Richard founded his studio in 2012, specialising in the design and production of exceptional contemporary tableware.
“What is luxury?” is a question he has been pondering for the vast majority of 2013 as part of his masters degree in Interior Architecture. To him (and many) luxury is not the ostentatious stereotypical element of design, it is a refined quality filled with a distinctive narrative, the handmade attention to detail and time (quality time in fact). Richard Brendon – a young talented Designer, strongly believes in this philosophy and has grounded his manufacturing process of ceramics in the very heart of Britain’s pottery zeitgeist – Stoke-on-Trent (a location renowned for the ceramics trade). In this photographic narrative is the story of Brendon’s philosophy, meticulous attention to detail and artisan craft which perpetuates throughout his body of work. Only when we navigate through this traditional, British manufacturing process can we then begin to truly understand the elements of refinement, dynamism and true luxury.
Source : hopdesignstudio