Contemporary Design

Product Design in Ceramics

The practical realization of a design project in ceramics, the theme of which changes yearly: from tabletop to surface design and others. The task is to design small scale utilitarian objects. The assessment starts from gathering research material, sketching and presenting the concept ideas, proceeding to studio work and resulting in the making of prototypes from ceramics. The concept development, designing and evaluation are processed theoretically in project seminars, where the manufacturing techniques and working methods as well as chosen solutions are discussed. The module ends up with an exhibition and possibly catalogue presenting the results.
STEPS. Floor tiles. Caspar Åkerblom and Liisa Vuorenpää. Material: stained stoneware and engobe
STEPS by Caspar Åkerblom and Liisa Vuorenpää
Lecturer Nathalie Lautenbacher

Prizes and awards

Meriluoto Bocuse dOr photo Kim Ohman

Laura Meriluoto and Klaudia Kasprzak / Bocuse d´Or Competition, Best Platter 2018

Walters Muuto Design Award

Salla Luhtasela and Wesley Walters / Studio Kaksikko / Muuto Talent Award 2015


Series Things I Saw, Maria Punkkinen

24 VASES in 24 DAYS

Design students produced a unique collection of ceramic vases for Aalto University Executive Education.

Department of Design

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