Rose began with pages and pages and pages of sketches. The forms and materials needed to pay respect to the forms of East African ceramics, with subtle tapers and cohesive forms sculpted from a single piece of clay.
While we knew this rich tradition would guide many of our decisions, the design needed to aesthetically communicate the modernity of the technology inside, as well. This was accomplished by distilling the more complicated forms and patterns of East African tradition into their true geometric equivalent. What resulted were forms that were much more refined and monolithic.
The inset handles, carved out of the wood of the body, reflect that cohesiveness of the ceramics, also made from one unified piece of clay.
The pure white of the ceramic plate brings a lightness and modernity to the mitad as well.