ves x Lloyd’s Inn
A collaboration with Boutique hotel Lloyd’s Inn to create a pair of teacups Shinkai & Yūgen, that speak about the sea and the forest.
Shinkai - inspired by the beautiful yet unpredictable rhythm of ocean waves, layered above undercurrents unseen by the naked eye - we worked with different shades of blue to capture the ocean in motion, each cup portraying a unique pattern.
Yūgen - a deep, emotional and indescribable sense of connection with the earth; the sense of being overwhelmed by the inherent power of natural beauty. Drawing inspiration from lush forests, we use earthy green hues and painterly brush strokes to capture the feeling of retreating deep into the forest, amidst the dark leaves and barks of trees.
Teacups at Hvala
Handmade teacups designed by ves.studio for Hvala, Singapore's own Japanese teahouse. Created with ves.studio's signature glazes, the teacups are made with a selection of different colours and forms to complement the different types of tea and cosy interior of the teahouse, giving every customer the warm feeling of being right at home. Hvala's philosophy is not far-fetched from that of ves.studio, where we strive to make pieces that reflect the culture and honesty of honing a craft, the resilience of clay, and a fusion of tradition and modern design.
Hinoki at Habitat
We were commissioned to do a series of cups, saucers and plates for hinoki, a cafe located within habitat by honestbee.