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Sora

Square Platter
2005 (designed), 2006 (introduced), ca. 2009 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

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.


Object details

Category
Object type
TitleSora (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Porcelain, brown glaze
Brief description
Square platter, porcelain, from the 'Sora' range designed by Chris Keenan for Habitat, made in Japan, introduced 2006.
Physical description
Sora / Square platter brown 23cm. Habitat Sku 984416. Square porcelain platter of medium size with brown glaze.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2.6cm (maximum height)
  • Width: 23.2cm
  • Depth: 23.2cm
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)
Credit line
Given by Chris Keenan and Habitat (UK) Ltd
Object history
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.
Production
Designed by Chris Keenan at his London studio for Habitat, and made in Nagoya, Japan.
Summary
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.
Bibliographic reference
V&A Ceramics and Glass Collection Object Information file
Collection
Accession number
C.214-2009

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Record createdOctober 26, 2009
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