Roderick Bamford

Ceramica di Manfredi

Ceramica di Manfredi

Roderick Bamford

2004 – 2011

Arising from Rod Bamford’s earlier research into tableware design and hybrid Australian cuisine, the concept for Ceramica di Manfredi tableware range emerged from a commercially funded collaboration with the well known chef Stefano Manfredi at Sydney’s Belmondo Restaurant. Originating with the deign of ‘The Cup Suite’ , Ceramic di Manfredi was reconceived to become an interchangeable range of drinkware, flatware and serving dishes and includes the series Liberare La Forma and Capri. Initially produced by Royal Thai Porcelain, the suite was redesigned to extend the range and is currently manufactured by Monno Ceramics in Bangladesh.
The tableware range is registered in Australia and distributed by Australian company, Manfredi Enterprises

Ceramica di Manfredi explores how the integration of aesthetics and metrics in design can reduce environmental impacts of ceramic tableware. The design aims to enhance emotional attachment accrued through use of the various items along with production efficiencies achieved through the works multifunctional, interchangable design. These factors aim to further benefit cultural and sustainable production objectives of The ‘Cup suite’. The work is held in the permanent collection of The Powerhouse Museum, and has been in service at the Art Gallery of NSW and fine dining restaurants including ‘Coast’, ‘Manta’,’Balla’ and ‘The Bell’s’.

Ceramica di Manifredi

Roderick Bamford, Liberare la Forma (2007). Photograph courtesy Manfredi Enterprises

Roderick Bamford, <i>Liberare la Forma</i> (2007).  Photograph courtesy Manfredi Enterprises
Roderick Bamford, <i>Capri</i> (2007).  Photograph courtesy Manfredi Enterprises
Roderick Bamford, <i>Triangolo - Smashing plates</i>. Sydney Morning Herald,  January 2006.