Bril – Rammed Earthenware

Bril is a Japanese design collective formed by the designers Tatsuro Kuroda, Jo Nakamura and Fumiaki Goto, who all graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2011.

Each plate in the Rammed Earthenware collection by Bril is made from a combination of soil in various colours, sand, lime and water.

The mixture is poured into a mould and rammed with three wooden sticks, each with a different shaped tip, until it becomes hard. "The top surface has the marks of being rammed and looks like lunar craters," explain the designers.