Internationally successful Danish designer, Anne Black, creates porcelain products with a contemporary aesthetic. Her work is known for its clean, simple forms and understated graphical decorations. This is Anne’s design language; a language reflecting the Scandinavian design tradition to which she belongs.
Each product is crafted by hand to form innovative shapes with a wide variety of patterns. The process of handmaking means size, shape, decoration and colours vary, giving each piece of Anne Black porcelain an uniqueness unfound in mass production.
Educated as a ceramicist and currently based in Copenhagen, Anne’s collections consist of a range of home products, including vases, bowls, cups and jewellery. They can be found in selected fashion and interior design shops around the world, including Elevate Design, Australia’s premier supplier of Scandinavian-made designer homeware.
Anne is co-owner of a small ceramic factory located outside of Hanoi, Vietnam in a joint venture with a Vietnamese partner, Mrs Hang. This was established with the ongoing support and guidance of the official agency DANIDA, the Danish Institute of Development. The co-ownership means Anne Black is able to control working conditions in the factory, keeping it fair trade.
The working environment is comparable to Danish standards and has been developed with assistance from international experts. Last year the Hanoi factory even passed royal inspection when Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Princess Mary came to visit.
Production takes place in both Copenhagen and Hanoi depending on the item. The collections consist of products featuring a variety of different decorations that can be made to order.
Anne Black won the 2010 Bolig Magasinet Award for her Ruth M range.
For more details please visit http://www.anneblack.com/.