Spotted Nyonya is an industrial re-interpretation of Nyonya porcelain vessels which are traditional domestic wares native to Chinese-Peranakans in South East Asia. This contemporary take on the traditional objects transforms the original multicolored surface into a new dotted pattern, using a technique similar in concept to the resist-dyeing technique that is often applied to dye fabric patterns. The porcelain pieces are masked with the new dotted motif, which is then sandblasted, so that the areas protected are preserved, while the original glaze sections from exposed areas are erased, revealing the white porcelain which lies beneath.
The first series of Spotted Nyonya was awarded the distinction of “Les Découvertes” (most inventive product award) as part of the “Now! design à vivre” show at the the fall edition of Maison&Objet 2011 in Paris.
Spotted Nyonya was awarded Design of the Year at the President’s Design Award 2012.