Scan & Scale is about looking for ways to broaden the visual language of computer-based design. It is an attempt to bridge between a visual language that originates from nature and a new visual style that is derived from the current digital and technological developments: Do our technological choices dictate our forms, or vice-versa? How can we enrich the visual language of computer-based design? How can we stretch the boundaries of various technologies? Scan & Scale is a journey of a pebble through contemporary technologies: It started with a 3d scan of a pebble which went through a design process which examined issues of scale and function. Straight from the digital file, a model was manufactured in CNC technology. The CNC process was stopped shortly before it was done in order to keep the imperfections as evidence of the method of production and to suggest a new kind of ornamentation - one that reflects the technology it was crafted with. Then, a plaster mould was made from the model, in which the final pieces were cast in stoneware.
Signature: Signed on the bottom.
- 2011, Handle With Care - Contemporary Ceramic Design, DesignSpace GalIery, Tel Aviv. Curated by Emmy Shahar.
- 2011, The 6th Ceramic Biennale, Tel Aviv’s Eretz Israel Museum. Curated by Shlomit Bauman.
- 2011, Post Fossil, Design Museum Holon. Curated by Lidewij Edelkoort.
About Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum
Tel Aviv-based designers Noam Dover and Michal Cederbaum combine their varied backgrounds—including interior design, scenography, furniture, hand-made objects, curating, and cultural-theoretical writing—in their experimental design process. Together they question the boundaries between design, craft, and production. Projects range from street art interventions that add a sense of humor to local signs, to vases that serve as investigations into the nature of concrete and the difference between the broken and the whole. They are equally interested in process and the finished product, as seen in their sandblasted vintage ceramics in which glazed designs are stripped away to create abstract patterns.