Seasons by Nao Tamura is an interpretation of functional kitchen and serving ware, inspired by nature and technology, through the cultural lens of Japan. The silica sand dishes are leaf shaped and flexible, rolling for storage. More from the artist:
"In the land where I grew up, spring is a time when Japanese sweets come wrapped in cherry leaves. In summer, a fiery ripe tomato is carved out for use as a serving container. In autumn, fallen foliage from maple trees decorates the dinner table. And, the aroma of bamboo helps create the setting for winter. Just as winter is followed by spring, there are things that wither and are those born anew. Both truisms run deep and are able to move us from our core.
Is this the cycle that dictates life on Earth?"
Aren't these breathtaking?? I can't decide between displaying them rolled or stacked with that wonderful organic silhouette. Or even thrown in a disorganized pile... seriously!
via Daque Design