The Incubator Series by Anke Weiss

The Incubator Series by Anke Weiss

Porcelain containers based on insect eggs by Dutch designer Anke Weiss are on show as part of Eat Drink Design at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven this week. 

The Incubator Series by Anke Weiss

Called The Incubator Series, the pieces were developed from microscopic photographs of eggs.

The Incubator Series by Anke Weiss

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The Incubator Series by Anke Weiss

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The Incubator Series by Anke Weiss

The information below is from Weiss:


Eat Drink Design is presenting the series 'Incubators' by Anke Weiss at the Dutch Design Week Eindhoven.

The Incubator Series are a collection of porcelain vessels based on the aesthetics of insect eggs.

Strangely familiar yet very alien these shapes evoke a feeling of unsettling attraction.

In this work science meets imagination. While originally based on microscopic photography, the objects remain products of the mind.

Combining its scientific meaning of developing a life form for a particular purpose or quality, the term 'incubation' refers to the development of an idea or a dream as well.

The objects show an offensive expansion resembling prehistoric depictions of fertility gods and the very general impression of potent breeding power.

The elementary and primitive shapes of the Incubator Series create a tension that touches rudimentary emotions while describing the essential process of creation.


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