Mutina + Raw Edges
When the design team of the studio Raw Edges conceived the idea of ceramics as paper material the collection Folded, a through-body porcelain tile, was born. The shapes and forms appear ephemeral... deceptive even.
The design team wanted Folded to have a surreal effect in interiors, such as having a steamy hot shower surrounded by "paper tiles", stepping with bare, wet feet on delicate "folded floor" or entering a massive hall covered with "unfolded paper." The team hoped to create a paper illusion which would express the tension between the delicate appearance of the original material and the durable ceramics.
About Raw Edges
Raw Edges is a young London Design Studio comprised of Israeli-born designers Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay. Both studied at the Bezalel Art & Design Academy in Jerusalem before moving to London. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2006, they founded the Raw Edges Design Studio. Yael likes to fold slim layers of all sorts of material as if they were paper, creating curved volumes and functional forms, while Shay has a passionate interest in a world where things move, function and interact. These two different approaches come together to create a series of original projects, characterized by a keen sensitivity toward the environment. 2009 was an important year for the firm: in addition to the Elle Decoration International Design Award for Stack by Established & Sons, in the Furniture section, at Design Miami/Basel, the duo received the Designers of the Future Award 2009. They work with a number of international brands and producers, such as Arco, Cappellini, Bauhaus Ceramic Japan, Established & Sons and Stella McCartney.