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Anna Badur

(born 1985 in Norden, Germany) is a freelance designer who focuses on experimenting with materials and processes. She studied Industrial Design at the HBK Braunschweig and Contextual Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven. She has exhibited her work at international design trade fairs and festivals, such as the Salone Satellite in Milan, Blickfang (several locations), the Dutch Design Week and the Biennial of Design Ljubljana. In 2013, her designs received the IF Concept Design Award, Hannover, Germany. Currently she is nominated for the German Design Award 2016. She lives and works in Berlin.

Out of Industry
Porcelain, cast
14 cm x 17 cm x 9 cm

Porcelain, cast
4 cm x 24 cm x 21 cm

Porcelain, cast
31 cm x 13 cm x 10 cm

Blue Sunday
Porcelain, cast, blue underglaze colour, glazed
Ø 22 cm

During a walk through and around the factory, I was struck by the beauty of the technical components and tools – the old drums from the paste mill, the giant valves and the tools required for their operation. I removed three highly functional objects from their context and gave their porcelain equivalents a new function as vase, bowl and candle holder. The pure white of the porcelain accentuates the technical beauty of the objects.

Another project addresses the colour cobalt blue, which has been in use for classic stamped décors since the establishment of the company. I experimented with the colour, and based on existing KAHLA series* tried out various techniques. The results are reminiscent of evaporated puddles or captured rain drops.

At KAHLA, I particularly enjoyed the freedom I had in my work, the first-class technical support and the warmth and trust I experienced from all sides.

* breakfast plate, 22 cm from the KAHLA series Five Senses