This Philadelphia-based design concept is focused on experimental approaches to design. Ceramicist Ian Anderson deconstructs traditional shapes to make the unexpected. His collections are defined through a novel combination of various premium materials and highly considered functional forms. He aims to increase, or at least maintain, the functionality of each piece while complicating the shape. The name AANDERSSON is a visually motivated adaptation of the Scandinavian surnames Anderson and Andersson. It plays on the redundancy of the S with an additional and meaningless redundancy of the A. The name reflects the concept’s design approach, where modification and juxtaposition of familiar and fundamental design elements attempt to form an entirely new functional and aesthetic language. These designs are bound to get your imagination going while using them as everyday practical pieces.