STORY + PHILOSOPHY
ZHENI is a ceramic design studio. I’m a ceramic designer. Started my professional career as an architect and later as an interior designer, I continue to work with space now by placing my objects in it. Mostly I work with clay as with one of the ancient and natural material human worked with. Perception of the way material got through the thousands of years in different cultures all around the globe gives me a dose of verve.
Using traditional craftsmanship methods I go for contemporary design objects that reflect my vision and feeling of actualities of the modern world.
I watch a lot brutalist architecture and contemporary urban and landscape design. Pay attention to relationships between human and nature on the city site, making connections between different natural phenomenas. It gives me the opportunity to achieve unobvious results during the design process.
My works may be characterized by the purity of form, naturalness, and minimalism in colors.
The design method can be described as a practice-led exploration of harmony between form, texture and natural colour of the material to create sculptural and functional objects hand-made and fired in Studio in Bratislava.
21-27 August / London - "Highlight" exhibition in Boomer Gallery
3-6 September / Paris - exhibition 1000Vases