With Spring in the air I am on the lookout for fun and colourful items to bring new life to my décor. I love vintage ceramics and the bold block colour often found in mid-century dinnerware and kitchen pieces. I’d like to share with you some quirky homewares that fuse mid-century style with contemporary design.
Nina van de Goor is a dutch designer who creates work under the name of Ninainvorm and is inspired by those same colourful mid-century designs. The 27 year old designer creates unique collages, screenprints and ceramic items. You can find her beautiful hand-made ceramics at her Etsy shop, Ninainvorm.
Nina works with both vintage and new materials, often adding her own designs to pre-loved floral ceramics. Colour, pattern and shape are the clear focus of Nina’s designs, where flora and fauna, spirographs and other geometric shapes all sit together in bold display against stark white backdrops. Her designs are infused with joyful elements, often featuring iconic images such as lovebirds and bunting.
Nina chooses to work with high quality vintage ceramics to which she adds her own screenprint designs. On kiln firing, the homewares become fit for daily use but I think they plates would look equally lovely as wall art if you didn’t want to eat off them!
Vorm, in Dutch, means form or shape and Nina’s personal influence can certainly be seen in the works she creates for Ninainvorm. With a definite signature style Nina van de Goor’s ceramics are very collectable, owning just one piece is not enough!
Sophie brings a love of design, styling and interiors to her blog - always with a vintage, eclectic twist. She prides herself on finding and unveiling beautiful and unusual creations and ideas. Take a look at her blog here - hiddenblossom.com. You can follow Sophie on Twitter @ahiddenblossom. Read more posts by Sophie.