Previewing next week at designjunction during The London Design Festival, this curiously rusty-looking tableware collection by VW+BS is made from unglazed purple clay.


Called Silt the collection is the work of French designer Gautier Pelegrin from London-based design and architecture company VW+BS.


Not just easy on the eye, the unglazed purple clay softens the taste of water in the same way that charcoal does. Purple clay is traditionally used to make elaborately decorated Chinese teapots for serving green tea, but these vessels can be used for serving anything from coffee and water to wine.


The Silt collection, available from November 2013, has been developed with the Taiwanese company Lin’s Ceramics Studio, using their particular brand of twice-fired Purion ware made from all natural materials that undergo a process of oxidation, reduction and repeated firings.


- A.Morris


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