Joel Katz my friend, neighbor, and colleague has designed a set of dinnerware based on his Urban Icons project. These are a series of iconic maps of cities contained within circles. I love these artful reductions of an urban landscape. I’m trying to decide how many place settings we’ll need to order. I guess it depends when the Paris set will be ready. Don’t you think we need a Philadelphia set? I imagine having each person dine on a set from a different city.
Joel is an exceptional designer, information architect, cartographer, photographer and teacher. His office designed the largest wayfinding system in North America, Walk!Philadelphia. His photography has been exhibited and published in both the U.S. and abroad, and his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, and the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and Kyoto.
Joel introduced us to the building that is now the home of both of our studios. We share the joys of our work on a daily basis its only a walk across the hall.
A six-piece set of dinnerware based on a diagrammatic map of Rome. The Quirinale is in the center, surrounded by Trinità dei Monti, Sta Maria Maggiore, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon. Also on the full map (on the dinner plate) are the Tiber, St Peter’s, the Borghese Gardens, the Baths of Caracalla, and the Aurelian Wall with its gates. The salad/dessert plate with type is a diagram of Etruscan heaven.
Dinnerware is available through Joel Katz Design Associates
215 985 4747 TEL
Take a look at his photography at : http://www.joelkatzphotography.com