Yaara Nir Kachlonby Jenna Romano | 15.05.18
When it comes to minimalistic design, the idea that less is more works only when the design invites the user to infuse it with their own ideas and possibilities. Yaara Nir Kachlon’s approach to her notoriously minimalistic ceramic products are realized with this idea in mind. Without giving in to the pressure of Israeli minimalism’s contemporary trends, the designer’s confident products embody a distinct design and thought process of her own.
Kachlon’s line is the result of a culmination of years of focus – the designer received her BFA from Bezalel Academy, specializing in ceramics, which became a passion that stuck with her longterm. After opening her first small studio, Kachlon successfully crafted a niche for herself in the ceramics world by developing a kitchenware line – bowls, vases, serving trays, bake ware and drink ware. Known for their functionality, the tabletop pieces are finished with signature creamy tones which suggest that customers should finish them off with their own material, food, color and memories.
One of the most surprising characteristics of these pieces is their near weightlessness, a fine detail that cannot grasped in photos. Kachlon adores the fact that, despite their delicate nature, her work is durable, able to withstand daily use in the oven, microwave, or dishwasher.
Kachlon’s line is one without gimmick. Since opening her studio 20 years ago, the artist has not strayed from kitchenware, she saw that people liked it and decided to focus on this genre. One of the benefits of this, apart from mastering her craft, has been that she always finds ways to evolve her brand, “I look very carefully at what I have and try to find what is needed – what people want to use and see what people like and whats missing”, adds the designer.
Currently, the designer is working on another heartfelt collection of serving pieces from her rural studio south of Tel Aviv, says Kachlon, “I don’t really know what to say about this new collection except that it is really coming form my heart.”
Photos by Tomer Burmad