Sunday, July 17, 2011

Inspiration: Renée Rossouw

I've been swooning over a lot of ceramic work lately... are ceramics the new 
'wallpaper'? These lovelies are part of the Pattern Diary collection of South 
African designer Renée Rossouw.

As is so often the way, she was originally an architecture student (don't you 
find that the most interesting people began by studying architecture?)... 

Rossouw's love of graphic pattern-making was honed at the European 
Design Labs in Madrid under the direction of Jaime Hayon.

You can really see her love of comics and colour in her pattern board below.

And just in case you were wondering about their size, this cute
blue-footed photo below shows the scale of the pieces.

You can see more on Renée Rossouw's website.


Saffron Craig fabrics said...

Really lovely work and surprisingly big.

Kickcan & Conkers said...

I love her work and featured some of her colourful wooden toys a few weeks ago. An exciting find - one to keep an eye on, me thinks :)

Mia said...

What wonderful artistry. The form and decoration are a perfect pair - great find Kylie!

Francesca said...

gorgeous stuff. thank kylie. x p.s. this sunscreen song resonated so much with me when i was travelling on my own about 15 years ago, when i fell in love with sydney. thanks for taking me back to a great time in my life full of decisions, but good ones! x

posie blogs Jennie McClelland said...

Oh wow, ceramics never disappoint do they, they're my for-the-difficult-birthday gift people in my world too. We just had 3 beautiful Bison mixing bowls find their way into our kitchen, oh they are glorious, adding to my Bison collection/ obsession. Love Posie

helicopter6 said...

They are surprisingly big! And yes, creative folk with a pass life in architecture often have a really fab spacial sense, use of palette and of course design. Very very fond of these... thanks so much for the introduction.

tiel said...

love these too.

Renee Rossouw Studio said...

thank you EVERYBODY!!!!