Katharina Dettar & Stine Keinicke

Katharina Dettar and Stine Keinicke are applied artists living and working in Germany and the UK. Clothing, furniture, and dishware are present in our daily life, contrary to the unseen raw material we need in order to produce them. Through their work they create dialogues and try to awake awareness about what lies behind some of the objects that surround us.

Do you think dishware can still be improved? If yes, in what way?
Yes, dishware can be improved. Our culture changes over time and therefore we design things to adapt, change patterns and routine or invent completely new ways of doing things.

What was the inspiration for your Steinbeisser pieces?
When we first met to work on what would become Sharing Plates we wanted to make pieces that involved sharing a meal. Eating together is often much nicer than alone and somehow the crack (that made the stone plates be discarded from the table top and bathroom industry) became the essential part of the design.

Describe your work in 3 words!
Honesty. Tactility. Sharing.

What kind of materials do you use and where do you get them from?
We both use many different types of materials. Sometimes our work is based on the material’s physical capacities and an idea can simply origin from the material’s qualities. Whilst at other times, the concept itself leads to the selection of the right materials.

What has been your favorite dinner experience?
Catching piranhas with a fishing line and a piece of raw chicken on a river in Venezuela and cooking them over open fire. Any dinner in the wild really.

What excites you about tomorrow?
That we have no idea what it will bring.

What are you 3 favorite pieces on Jouw…?
The Wine Glasses by Jochen Holz, the Closest Plates by Selen Ozus, and the Serpentine Stone Spoons by Jenni Sokura.