Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Kila Design: A new life for broken vintage nordic porcelain

Photo: Kila Design

Scandinavian designers produced the most amazing porcelain between the 50's and the 70's. Some of the designs, like Berså (Stig Lindberg), Mon Amie (Marianne Westman) or Zebra (Eugene Trost) are still sought after today, and you have to be ready to spend quite a lot a money for a complete set (well, if you can find it!). But porcelain is fragile, you drop it on the floor or throw it against the wall during a fight, and it's gone... (no, don't do that! At least not with mid-century porcelain.)

Anyway, Cecilia Claesson, the founder of Kila Design has found an original way to recycle damaged porcelain: she uses the pieces to create jewelry. And all rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches or cufflinks have parts of pure silver. I really love the idea of wearing a piece of what used to be an eggcup somewhere in the 50's!  Nostalgic and poetic! And a lovely gift for a loved one (or yourself)!

Photo: Precis en sån    (Krokus, Arabia)

Photo: Kila Design   (Daisy, Figgjo Flint)

Photo:  Precis en sån

Photo: Precis en sån
Photo: Kila Design

I love many different designs, but Berså (Stig Lindberg) will always be my favorite. Many years ago, I fell in love with the famous stylized green leaf. I didn't know much about scandinavian design back then, and I started doing some research on the internet, reading books, going the the second hand stores (in Sweden)... And I discovered amazing designs and designers.  Since then, I'm hooked! 


  1. I´m sure I want one, what a bright idea. Wish there were a similar idea for broken money banks, my mother lately dropped the one you posted on December the 6th. Love your Blog!
    cheers Anja

    1. Thank you for your comment Anja, I hope your mom can find another use for her money bank :(
      Happy new year to you and your family!