Designed and produced from a modest boatshed atelier and basement studios, Gidon Bing Ceramics are sold and collected worldwide.
Studio-Bing is an Auckland-based interior architectural design studio founded by artist and designer couple Gidon and Darya Bing. The studio is staffed by two additional designers Daniel Fennell and Connor Hickey. As well as offering bespoke interior design services to clients in Europe, South East Asia and Australasia they also offer product and furniture/fitting/lighting design services and are engaged in the design and production of textiles, fine art and homeware.
Studio-Bing‘s focus is on the production of works that are modern in the truest sense: timeless and invulnerable to the redundancies of contemporary fashion. They craft from honest materials, exquisite forms, stripped back to their essence and exactingly executed, designed and made for aesthetic and material longevity. The resulting work expresses an intimacy with materials, as well as the power and presence of reductive forms and the universality and perfection of simple, balanced, asymmetric geometry.
This approach, focusing on design simplicity and purpose is informed by the group’s diverse collection of applied and academic backgrounds spanning Architecture, Sculpture, product design, furniture design, set design, and Archaeology. Although reductive and influenced by aesthetic purism, Studio-Bing‘s works are decidedly expressive and human with classical foundations, their simplicity not a call to negate but rather to reveal, form, space, material and allegory.
For the group these ideas go beyond intellectual constructs, they are embodied experiences underpinned by a cultural and intellectual heritage linked to Europe, the Levant and the great artistic/humanist movements of the 20’s and 30’s. This authentic kinship with ideological and creative traditions that link purposeful creativity to humanist ideas and the natural world is the foundation of the studio‘s creative practice.
The studio‘s work can be found in private and corporate structures and collections in central Europe, America, the middle East and Australasia. Their work has featured at Selfridges of London, Milan’s Salone del Mobile, Lane Crawford, Mcontempory and other high-profile venues and galleries.