Melides by Vincent Van Duysen for Domani

Belgian high-quality pottery manufacturer Domani has been featured several times already on the blog and when in Stockholm for The fair and Design week I had the pleasure to meet some of the team at their new showroom. The brand introduced the Melides collection, which marks the first collaboration between the brand and acclaimed Belgian architect and designer Vincent Van Duysen. The collection has been photographed at the Wadden Sea Centre by acclaimed Danish architect Dorte Mandrup.

The Melides collection comprises a series of sizeable indoor and outdoor planters featuring soft organic shapes, tactile textures and subtle colour tones. It marries Van Duysen’s sensorial and sensual expression with the handmade craftsmanship that Domani is known for.

“Delicate yet robust, traditional yet contemporary, the Melides collection of planters comes from an initial idea of a simple shape that emerged in my mind,” says Van Duysen. He continues: “The shape curves gently, creating a form that bears reference to nature. Its exterior, treated as if it were a skin, is given an eroded, textured character.”

images via Domani