The Natural Speaker / Joon&Jung / joonjung.com /
Seeking a tone plastics and composits couldn’t achieve, design firm Joon&Jung housed its speakers in ceramic and wood. The result is a softer, echoey sound emanating from an aesthetically distinctive casing.
Ceramic Clock / Vitra Inc. / vitra.com /
George Nelson built prototypes of these timepieces in the 1950s, but they weren’t actually manufactured until recently. Made of color-glazed porcelain and affixed with lacquered metal hands, they’re now available for the first time from Swiss-based Vitra.
Chimney / Viaduct / viaduct.co.uk /
The pendant lamps in this simple, rustic collection, designed by Benjamin Hubert Studio for Viaduct, are hand-thrown in a Wales pottery studio that obtains its clay locally. The pieces are fired with only an interior glaze, leaving the exterior textured.
Cassia / Duravit / duravit.us /
German firm Duravit is challenging the idea that porcelain belongs in the bathroom with the Cassia kitchen sink. The piece is made from patented DuraCeram material and comes in five colors and three sizes.