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Brown, Steve R and Smith, Martin, 2018, Art or design object, Limited edition production run of digitally printed bone china (Submitted)

Abstract or Description:

Santorus Ltd have become known for their lavish, exuberant designs onto luxury fabrics, wallpapers, furniture and clothing. The Design Director Tara Strickland exploits the language made possible through new digital tools, and the company has identified companies to work with that use digital print production techniques to match. Keen to extend their business to include luxury bone china tableware, Santorus Ltd found the ILPEC project to be the only solution available to them at the time. Working closely with Steve Brown and Martin Smith at the RCA, Strickland and her team developed 17 entirely new digital designs for ceramic items, which were prototyped by exploiting the project’s unique reprographic strategies, and printed using their new double printing methods. Workflows were then explored and set up, which utilised existing transfer application and firing methods in Stoke-on-Trent, in order to facilitate a limited edition production run of all 17 ceramic items. This unique set of three limited edition collections are the first production run to use the project’s new knowledge, and the first to be commercially available, launched by Santorus Ltd at a number of design shows during 2017/18.

Contributors:
ContributionNameRCA ID
DesignerStrickland, TaraUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts > W740 Surface Decoration
School or Centre: School of Material
Funders: AHRC
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 10:13
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 10:13
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3130

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