Souda Kawa Vase
Materials: Porcelain, slip-cast in reusable leather molds
Sizes: Small 3.5" D x 6.5" H, Medium 3.5" D x 8.5" H
The Kawa Porcelain series in an ongoing investigation into the process of batch-production that yields one-of-a-kind results. Rather than relying on traditional plaster molds to form identical replicas of a design, Kawa Vases are individually slip-cast in reusable leather molds. This complex process yields one-of-a-kind porcelain vases, textured by the leather molds in which they are cast.
Souda was founded in the summer of 2012 by recent graduates of Parsons School of Design. Consisting of the collaborative work of Isaac Friedman-Heiman, Shaun Kasperbauer, and Luft Tanaka, Souda designs and manufactures furniture, lighting, and home decor in New York City. With a rich material vocabulary, Souda utilizes a process-driven approach to create objects that are embedded with character. By combining in-house production with components produced by local machinists, woodworkers, and metal shops, Souda's objects are as uniquely expressive as they are well-crafted.