Sharjah Totems Collection by Pepa Reverter

A surprising press release from London Design fair in my inbox last week. I love these unexpected treasures and the work of Pepa Reverter is no exeption. Pepa Reverter’s participation in the London Design Fair 2019 with her collection of outdoor ceramic pieces made in collaboration with Abdalla Almullacomes from the hand of the Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council and Barcelona based Cultural Agency ‘Creative Dialogue‘, within a choral project that is pure craftsmanship, in dialogue with contemporary design and Arab and European culture. 

Pepa Reverter has been living in Barcelona for 25 years and has a Studio in Poblenou where she loves working with clay, and other materials that may carry in their essence some soul. Pepa Reverter: “Travelling is the best way to understand how globalization affects us socially, culturally and economically. The fusion of art and design has always interested me, and I believe this project is a good example of the coexistence of the two worlds.” 

Depending on how the pieces are arranged, different results are achieved. Stacking the pieces on top of each other, two sculptures made up of two totems can be made. Taking apart both of the totems and place the pieces next to each other, the clay pieces transform into stools and tables.

pictures courtesy Pepe Reveter