We like the challenge of custom design projects.

We work with most materials, and have a large network of talented craftspeople and manufacturers - in addition to our own microfactory.

If the product is interesting for our assortment, we cover the development costs.

Development and production time from 8 weeks, depending on complexity and quantities. 

 

Stamps and stripes

Eilert Smith is an exceptional new hotel in Stavanger - home town of Odd Standard. Named after its architect, this 1937 building is a prime example of Norwegian functionalist architecture. Now housing a boutique hotel of 11 rooms, they wanted tableware that matches the aestethics, history and feeling of the building and rooms

The tableware is made from strong off-white clay, and most of the items have a black stripe near the edge, and a logo stamp.

The tableware is made from strong off-white clay, and most of the items have a black stripe near the edge, and a logo stamp.

Since all the items are handmade, there are individual differences that give character to the products in themselves and as a group.

Since all the items are handmade, there are individual differences that give character to the products in themselves and as a group.

When developing the tableware for Eilert Smith, we tested various colours of clays, glazes, stripes and stamps before deciding on the chosen off-white clay with transparent glaze.

When developing the tableware for Eilert Smith, we tested various colours of clays, glazes, stripes and stamps before deciding on the chosen off-white clay with transparent glaze.

The stripes are applied with a thin layer of black clay, by hand. All the products for Eilert Smith are made in the microfactory.

The stripes are applied with a thin layer of black clay, by hand. All the products for Eilert Smith are made in the microfactory.

The tableware for Eilert Smith consists of our Soft Curve plates in three sizes, our smallest Bowler, a low-cut version of the big Bowler, Kuppi with a handle and tea cups.

The tableware for Eilert Smith consists of our Soft Curve plates in three sizes, our smallest Bowler, a low-cut version of the big Bowler, Kuppi with a handle and tea cups.

 

Re-making Re-naa.

The first restaurant in Norway to get a Michelin star outside of Oslo, Re-naa in Stavanger is in a class of their own. They recently reopened in a new location, which offered some nice challenges for us to work on. Ceramic beetroots, hotpots with handles and handpainted cups!

Ceramic beetroots made from red stoneware clay with a violet glaze on the inside. It is always a challenge to make ceramic objects with high precision; this is why we fire the top and bottom together to avoid deformation.

Ceramic beetroots made from red stoneware clay with a violet glaze on the inside. It is always a challenge to make ceramic objects with high precision; this is why we fire the top and bottom together to avoid deformation.

Flower containers made from very rough clay. The ball-like objects have some small and some larger holes to offer flexibility when it comes to flowers. Collaboration with  Stilken & Strøm .

Flower containers made from very rough clay. The ball-like objects have some small and some larger holes to offer flexibility when it comes to flowers. Collaboration with Stilken & Strøm.

Photo Sverre Hjørnevik.

Photo Sverre Hjørnevik.

Photo Sverre Hjørnevik.

Photo Sverre Hjørnevik.

The cups are made from a rough clay and handpainted with ceramic underglaze colour.

The cups are made from a rough clay and handpainted with ceramic underglaze colour.

Thick glass bowls.

Thick glass bowls.

The hotpots are glazed on the inside of the bowl part and the outside of the lid part.

The hotpots are glazed on the inside of the bowl part and the outside of the lid part.

We developed a new plate for the reopening of Renaa. It is based on our Semi/26 plate, but with a defined centre and a wide rim. This version also has a relief (physical pattern) on the rim part.

We developed a new plate for the reopening of Renaa. It is based on our Semi/26 plate, but with a defined centre and a wide rim. This version also has a relief (physical pattern) on the rim part.

The difference in colour between the centre and the rim comes from the amount of glaze - in this case more glaze gives a whiter colour.

The difference in colour between the centre and the rim comes from the amount of glaze - in this case more glaze gives a whiter colour.

 

Precision coffee.

Coffeeberry is a small group of high quality coffee bars in the Stavanger area who came to us with the idea of creating a kit for their precision brew coffee. We developed a new jug and gave our Kuppi cups (black coffee) and Bowler 7,5 cups (espresso) a distinctive look with a mix of pastel colours on rough grey clay. The Coffeeberry logo is embossed on the inside of the cups, making it visible yet discreet.

The jug for precision brew was designed to work with both smaller and larger volumes of coffee, up to a maximum of 5 d

The jug for precision brew was designed to work with both smaller and larger volumes of coffee, up to a maximum of 5 d

The special edition Coffeeberry Kuppi’s are availble for guests to buy from the coffee bars.

The special edition Coffeeberry Kuppi’s are availble for guests to buy from the coffee bars.

The Coffeeberry logo is embossed into the clay when still wet, It is placed inside the bottom of the cup, making it gradually more visible as the guest finishes her coffee.

The Coffeeberry logo is embossed into the clay when still wet, It is placed inside the bottom of the cup, making it gradually more visible as the guest finishes her coffee.

The plaster moulds in the background are used for making the cups.

The plaster moulds in the background are used for making the cups.

The jugs match the cups with their mixed pastel colours on rough grey clay.

The jugs match the cups with their mixed pastel colours on rough grey clay.

 

The Kontrast projects.

We have worked with Mikael Svensson and his Oslo restaurant Kontrast for a few years. We have supplied various products from our assortment (look out for Semi 26, Rocky and Kuppi if you visit the restaurant) and we have worked together on several more or less challenging custom designs.

Stoneware plate with a rough surface. Photo Anders Husa.

Stoneware plate with a rough surface. Photo Anders Husa.

A very thick plate. Photo Lars Petter Pettersen.

A very thick plate. Photo Lars Petter Pettersen.

A very very rough version of our Fancy 20 plates. Photo Linda Stenman-Langhoff.

A very very rough version of our Fancy 20 plates. Photo Linda Stenman-Langhoff.

Straight-walled ceramic bowl which fits together with our soap stone plate Disko as a lid-plate. Photo Lars Petter Pettersen.

Straight-walled ceramic bowl which fits together with our soap stone plate Disko as a lid-plate. Photo Lars Petter Pettersen.

 

Contact us to discuss any custom design project - large or small.