'Inheritance is the practice of passing on property, titles, debts, rights and obligations upon the death of an individual. It has long played an important role in human societies. The rules of inheritance differ between societies and have changed over time.' www.wikipedia.com
The design is an uncovery of the buildings logic and former use. The plan parallels proportions and mimics its routes to experience a taste of the old atmosphere. Here lies the basis of the art academy. The ceramic industry required artisans, who could design dessins and who mastered the steady hand.
The decoration hall were once by hand cups, pots and plates were beautified, now serves as the catwalk for experimental models. After that the ceramic was finalised in the oven, but now the oven is mock-up for the exposed, a conveyer belt of grace, glazed by the eyes of the audience leaving a burning impression. Finally the packing station, a landscape of boxes is turned into a lively marketplace. If you are lucky, you can get a FASHIONCLASH-box to save keep your purchase.
Just remember, that the talented you see today spring from this buildings inheritance.
location: Mosa decor factory, Maastricht
photographs: Team Peter Stigter