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Los Angeles-based earthnform designs a line of porcelain that is both sculptural and architectural. What’s unique about them is that they design the pieces from package material. If you think about how much plastic is produced and where it goes after you’ve opened whatever it is that you bought, it’s quite overwhelming. Well, earthnform wants to bring the issue to the surface while at the same time “producing functional pieces cast from found plastic.” By reusing the packaging material, they in turn, create art.

“Gehry” ceramic bowl
In honor of architect Frank Gehry. This design came from a plug in air freshener package found in a convenience store in Burbank, California.

“Peggy” ceramic bowl
In honor of Peggy Guggenheim. Molded from plastic that was originally used to protect a fire alarm.

Molded from a plastic piece of Febreze packaging material.

“Cap” ceramic bowl
Resembles a baseball cap. Created from discarded packaging material that’s used to hold baby toys.

“Pan” ceramic bowl
Their largest bowl. Formed from a piece of packaging material that was used to protect a cup holder for cars. It was found outside of Auto-Zone in Los Angeles.

A ceramic mushroom tray.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.