ISTIF: ELEVATED SURFACES Photo by Sian Fay Kerr, ©2022presented by ESMEZ
Past Event

ISTIF: Elevated Surfaces

Presented by ESMEZ


Thu 18 May 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Fri 19 May 10:00am - 8:00pm
Fri 19 May 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Opening Night
Sat 20 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun 21 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 24 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thu 25 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 26 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 27 May 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sun 28 May 10:00am - 4:00pm


Free, no booking required


Ours Fitzroy
248 Johnston St, 248 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia


Wheelchair accessible

Istif: Elevated Surfaces presents a new perspective on expanding the materiality of ceramic products towards diverse forms and purposes and showcases the possible dialogues between them.

How can we multiply the usage of an object in our daily life? How can we benefit differently from one? How can they be designed as offering versatility? Can ceramic handmade pieces function as one of the players in interior design more than just being “decorative pieces”?

These are all questions behind the versatile ceramic product series Istif by Sydney-based design studio ESMEZ. Each product is designed to be multi-functional which gives the user a variety of possibilities. These ceramic pieces are stackable creating interchangeable elevated surfaces. They can be configured with different sizes and color-textured versions that are ideal for product displays or food servings.

*ISTIF means “stack of/stacking” in Turkish which is etymologically borrowed from Greek.

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