A CAPSULE COLLECTION’S EXTERIOR REVEALS ITS MAKERS’ HANDS.
I t would take a thousand particles of clay to equal the width of a single grain of sand. And just as human ingenuity transformed sand into the glass that beckons light into our homes, clay became an essential ingredi- ent in crafting the vessels that have long brought life-giving water to our lives. So it seems apt that Argile (pronounced “ar-geel”) — a new capsule collection that possesses a handcrafted aesthetic often associated with that material — draws its name from the French word for clay. Argile satisfies both on a grand scale with its freestanding bathtub and more diminutively with its decorative vessel sink. The Argile Collection resulted from a collaboration between designer and dis- tributor Kallista and Workshop/APD, a New York-based design and architecture firm. Thus it follows that one can see aesthetics blending in the resulting pieces - simple, half-moon shapes in placid “Honed White” combined with a raised finish that creates a sense of movement as it cascades down their exteriors. “We wanted to create a modern basin and tub that weren’t cold, that felt hand- made and handcrafted,” said Matt Berman, founding principal with Workshop/APD. “There is nothing more beautiful than a design that reveals the hand of its maker. These pieces express that sentiment per- T E X T PAUL HAGEN
Textures meet in the Argile Collection , where smooth edges graduate to a scintillating surface.
fectly with a textural gradient effect that goes from smooth, polished edges to a carved surface inspired by wood cuts and carved or tooled clay.” You can get a closer look at the Agile Collection at kallista.com and also learn more at workshopapd.com.
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