We love how the designers capitalized on the variation of colors found in the natural soils in different parts of the region. They discovered yellow earth in Brunssum, a smooth and shiny dark brown in Woerden, and a rough terra cotta in Gilze-Rijen. Atelier NL designer Nadine Sterk explains that, “A bucket filled with earth is anonymous, but the stories of the farmer who works the earth lend it its identity.”
Atelier NL recently received a prestigious Re:Vision Design Award for their collection. You will be happy to know that Dutch ceramic manufacturer Makkum has taken Atelier’s concept to commercial production. You can find the range for sale through their web site.
Photographs are by Paul Scala