I've been working on some new tableware designs lately, all of which have been inspired by styles of Old World Scandinavian art, like embroidery, weaving, woodcarving and mural painting.
My aim wasn't to try to replicate these antique artistic styles, but rather to show their themes in a more modern, whimsical way, while still giving nod to the original format. I wanted it to look reminiscent of vintage Scandinavian work, but not a clone of it.
I'm also painting this series instead of drawing, for a more organic, free-form look.
Lots of changes and additions yet to be made, but its fun to work it out and see what I come up with!