One Man's Trash


One Man's Trash

November 29, 2011
Photo by: Foekje Fleur Van Duin

What meaning can we ascribe to objects that were meant to have none? That’s the question Washington, D.C., porcelain studio Middle Kingdom ( addresses with its new collection of cheerful porcelain vases. Designed in collaboration with Dutch artist Foekje Fleur van Duin—who rescued the molds for the pieces from the canals of Rotterdam—the vessels playfully commemorate objects that were never meant to be anything more than trash. 

Katie Mendelson is the assistant editor of GARDEN DESIGN.

This article was first published in Garden Design November/December 2011