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Salad bowl - Sora

Sora

  • Object:

    Salad bowl

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)
    Nagoya (made)

  • Date:

    2005 (designed)
    2006 (introduced)
    ca. 2006 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Keenan, Chris (designer)
    Habitat (retailer)
    Koyo Toki Co. Ltd (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, pale blue glaze, with printed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Chris Keenan

  • Museum number:

    C.356-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Studio potter Chris Keenan designed ‘Sora’ for Habitat, making the prototypes by hand in his London studio. The range was inspired by traditional Japanese tableware. Many of the components are multi-functional and could be bought and used in a number of combinations. Unlike a traditional range, the same patterns and glazes are not used throughout.

Physical description

Salad bowl of deep rounded form, with pale blue glaze and printed spots in a band below the rim, on interior and exterior.

Place of Origin

London (designed)
Nagoya (made)

Date

2005 (designed)
2006 (introduced)
ca. 2006 (made)

Artist/maker

Keenan, Chris (designer)
Habitat (retailer)
Koyo Toki Co. Ltd (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, pale blue glaze, with printed decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'Sora / Porcelain Porcelaine / Porcelana Porzellan / designed by / Chris Keenan'
Within a rectangular line, this also encompassing the Habitat logo of a heart within the outline of a house, and oven and dishwasher symbols, printed on base

Dimensions

Height: 11.8 cm, Diameter: 26.9 cm

Object history note

The Sora range was designed by Chris Keenan between January and May 2005 at his London studio using hand-made prototypes. The wares were made in Nagoya, Japan. The range was launched as part of the Habitat Autumn/Winter collection in 2006. According to the designer, Sora was known within Habitat as a "hero" range, and accorded high publicity. It was discontinued in 2009.

Descriptive line

Salad bowl, porcelain, from the 'Sora' range designed by Chris Keenan for Habitat, made in Japan, introduced 2006.

Production Note

Designed by Chris Keenan at his London studio for Habitat, and made in Nagoya, Japan.

Materials

Porcelain

Categories

Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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