Bio Fragility is inspired by natural and living matter – flesh tones, lichen, moss and stone influence the subtle hues of the palette which are derived from chalky brittle elements rather than soft textures.
Cushion - pink
Cushions - neutral
Vessel - basket
Vessel - porcelain
Vessels - glass
Basin & tap
Snow Season Quarter
Nature is the counterbalance to the control we constantly seek in life. It consumes, it creeps in, we can’t escape it and we’re unable to predict its effects.
Nature represents the perfect balance. We marvel in the intricacy of creation and its duality of fragility and strength.
Side table - low
Employing nature’s innate features transforms materials and forms into beautiful, unexpected and unique designs that somehow feel more human.
The delicate structure of an insect wing, rock formations stacked inexplicably on a hill, cracked surfaces of parched earth – we called on nature to not just inspire but to collaborate.
"Beauty lies in fragility, so that’s very relevant to us obviously there’s a fragility to porcelain."
Specialising in functional porcelain objects, Gregory and Anthony formed Porcelain Bear in 2011 and have built a strong reputation for pushing their medium into unexpected technical and aesthetic territories. Recent Porcelain Bear collections include pendant lighting and luminaires, side tables and tableware, and a fully functioning porcelain dining table. Their work is regularly commissioned for domestic and commercial projects for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Porcelain Bear created the elegantly balanced Porcelena bowl for the trend Bio Fragility.
Images styled by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King Photography Lisa Cohen