Under our in-house brand Low Key Goods we have released a collection of ceramics in collaboration with Paradisverkstan from Öland. The collection is made up out of fifteen pieces, including cups, plates, pitchers, candelabras, bowls, and vases.
The collection has a modern feel to it, combined with a 60ties flair. Low Key's designer Susanna Månsson has worked with form and proportion and Paradisverkstaden has contributed with their craftsmanship in glazing and production. The collaboration was launched during Formex in August 2019 and will be sold at Grandpa, Paradise Workshop and through selected retailers.
Paradisverkstaden was established in 1975 by Eva and Olof Paradis. Since then, their spacious and beautiful workshop has turned into a landmark at Öland. The workshop is in a transition where the couple's daughters Hannah and Moa are taking over the business. They both share a background working and studying applied art.
“We’ve been looking into making our own ceramics for a long time, but we really didn’t want to mass produce something in Asia. We’ve got a thing for Swedish craftsmanship, which is why we turned to Paradisverkstaden. Luckily they were interested in a collab!”
Jonas Pelz, founder, and owner of Grandpa
”We love working with new designers; It lets us connect to new audiences. We want for everyone to experience the beautiful versatility of clay; how it can take on so many shapes and textures. The results of working with new designers are always exciting, and often surprise and inspire both us and our customers. Low Key Goods and Grandpa stands for sustainability, thoughtfulness and timeless designs - just like us.”
Hannah Paradis, partner at Paradisverkstaden
“They’ve got an impressive level of craftsmanship, and together we’ve created a collection that represents everything Low Key Goods stands for - timelessness with a touch of the 60ties. It’s been something of a dream come true to work at Paradisverkstadens inspiring studio and see their skilled artisans making our products. I’m truly honored and proud of this collaboration.”
Susanna Månsson, head of design at Grandpa and Low Key Goods
The main glaze is a green-grey mix that contains iron; this creates a very effectful expression when burnt. Select pieces of the collection are also available in two accents: graphite gray and terra cotta. It’s produced in a sand colored, grainy clay dotted with lava stains that melt into the glaze in a beautiful manner.