The collection is a collaboration between French designer Baron and Voyatzis, founder of Yatzer, an online platform celebrating fine and applied art. It will be launched at this September&aposs Maison & Objet to mark Yatzer&aposs 25th anniversary.
Named Mateus meets Sam Baron meets Yatzer, all the ceramic pieces in the collection are handmade and hand-painted, using a palette of subtle neutral colours and a clean design language.
"Conceived as a tribute to the company&aposs origins, as well as an homage to pottery, the collection&aposs clean lines and stylistically pure design language draws from both the pre-historic and the modernist principles of form follows function to create a line of timeless, elemental objects," said Mateus.
The collection consists of four basic forms – a plate, a bowl, a vase and a cup – that come in various sizes and colours, based on a palette of earthy colours found in nature and with an unglazed, uneven finish.
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"We went back to humankind&aposs earliest ceramics by designing humble and simple containers for food with a singular presence in their users&apos daily lives," said Baron and Voyatzis. "Their irregular but geometric shapes and subtle tones mean they used for different occasions or even as decorative pieces."
The toned-down palette allows the pieces to be easily mixed and matched, both within the collection and with Mateus&apos previous products.
Mateus is known for creating hand-painted ceramics with vibrant colours and decorative patterns. This muted collection presents a different approach for the brand and is a nod to the oldest methods of crafting ceramics.
"We wanted the new collection to embody Mateus&apos soul rather than its looks," said Voyatzis.
This is Baron and Voyatzis second collaboration, the first was for a Yatzer pop-up shop in Milan in 2016. The new collection Mateus meets Sam Baron meets Yatzer will be on show at Maison & Objet 2018&aposs September edition in Paris.
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