DALO A Face in the Clay
At Leclaireur, Design has a thousand faces: from Lina Cavalieri's mug on every – almost – every Fornasetti piece, to Hugh Findletar’s Flower Heads, to Dalo’s ceramics.
Founded in 2007 by Daniel Derock and Loïc de Bailliencourt, Dalo explores the combination of various inspirations drawn from 20th-century design, and more specifically post-war Art Deco, to create a graphic, smooth and recognizable aesthetic. Their use of lines, engraved or in relief, as well as dots, cut-outs, and sometimes enamel, allows them to give birth to expressive, primitive and highly poetic faces.
The French duo engages in a variety of topics that range from nature and ecology to humanism, solidarity and hope. Versatile craftsmen, they embrace a multitude of techniques: turning, molding, or 'colombinage’ – the assembling of clay tubes to create a shape.
Dalo ceramics can be seen, stared and observed, eye-to-eye mode, at Leclaireur Hérold.