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.
Marble side table
Snow Season Quarter
Fragile life is the embodiment of beauty. We marvel in the intricacy of creation and its duality of fragility and strength.
Nature is our counterbalance to the control we constantly seek in life. It consumes, it creeps in, we can’t escape it and we are unable to perfectly predict its effects.
Employing nature’s innate features to transform materials and forms into beautiful, unexpected and unique designs that somehow feel more human. Wavering between manmade and natural – the ultimate in bespoke creation.
Nature represents the perfect balance - the delicate structure of an insect wing, rock formations stacked inexplicably on a hill, the cracked surfaces of parched earth. We call on nature to not just inspire but to collaborate.
"Beauty lies in fragility, so that’s very relevant to us obviously - re’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 Mike Baker