Plate extensions

by Lena Bauernberger
for eL Be Keramik Dekor



Under the company name eL Be, Lena Bauernberger designs patterns for pottery and produces them in small series in Lower Austria. She paints on ceramic ingots in a special traditional technique and she also combines ceramic with leather, wood, glass, textile and metal elements. Unique everyday objects are thus produced, characterised by simplicity in appearance and use, made with humour and attention to detail. Many works can be personalised to customers request.

Rectangular plates are optically extended by drawing linen yarns through holes on the lateral side of the plate and they are then carefully linked. The inspiration for Plate extensions were traditional Austrian shoulder scarfs as well as exclusive table linen – sometimes they have knotted fringes. Bauernberger’s desire was to permanently connect ceramic with textile elements, by claiming that they can be used as an object of utility. These dishes are suitable for the presentation of fruit, bread, cakes, cookies and candy.



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