Eyal Burstein x Vivienne Westwoodby Anna Kopito | 28.04.14
A very British collaboration between the unique Vivienne Westwood and the pottery company 1882 Ltd, gave the opportunity to the talented Tel Aviv born but Berlin based designer Eyal Burstein to launch a modern interpretation of the Homemaker Tableware collection. His creations were exhibited during the Salone Internazionale del mobile for the Milan Design Week from 8th-13th April 2014 at the Vivienne Westwood store in Corso Venezia, Milan.
Israeli designer, Eyal Burstein, studied Graphic Design at the London College of Printing and later Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2006. Based in Berlin, Eyal’s work is a symbiosis of art and design, resulting from long term research and expressed through the objects and spaces that develop from the process. Several of Eyal’s objects are included in the permanent collection of the museum of Modern Art in New york.
The Homemaker collection is the result of the collaboration between the Ridgway Pottery Company and the designer Enid Seeney in 1957. It provided an instant style guide for the period as it depicted a range of contemporaneous furniture and domestic objects. Seeney’s designs were hugely successful in England even if she rarely received any credit for her work as she left the industry before any of her designs were produced.
Eyal Burstein is paying her tribute by modernizing her pattern and adding products designed by his fellow Royal College of Art Contemporaries: Peter Marigold, Max Lamb, Joe Malia, Glithero, Oscar Narud, Raw Edges, and Study O Portable. His interpretation of the Homemaker collection seems to be his personal selection of the design of his time.