The furniture can be used both indoors and outdoors, equally enriching private and public areas. The individual pieces can be accessorized as required with many different functions.
The series offers functional sculptures; more personal than mass-producted furniture.
Organically formed serial furniture inspired by powerful motifs drawn from nature, which can be arranged in many configurations.
The finely crafted pieces are made from high-quality, durable material using artisanal techniques.
Made from frost proof glazed chamotte clay mass
FOX seat: 50x60x45 cm
BEAR seat: 45x55x55 cm
DEER coffee table 68x52x45 cm
WOLF planter 60x80x80 cm
Weight: 40-75 kg
A dedicated site for the TAME product line has opened at tamewilds.com
The TAME furniture range is made up of the FOX and BEAR seatings, DEER coffee table and WOLF planter. The product line will continue to expand with new items and various functional accessories. TAME comes in vivid yet elegant colours: fire-red, graphite silver, mother of pearl, white and bronze. In additon to these, the sculptures can be ordered in any custom colour.
TAME was conceived to be used creatively
The pieces are suitable for indoor and outdoor use, in private or public spaces. Equally appropriate for sitting in the living room and around a campfire, they are both weather and fire resistant. As side tables they travel in packs, or guard our dreams as bedside tables. When heated the seats breath life into winter gardens, children’s rooms, bathrooms, or even the living room. When integrated into a network they can conceal speakers, WiFi modems, or phone chargers. Their ease of care and cleaning make them ideal for bathrooms too.
The TAME pack in space. TAME animals arranged in packs make joyful spectacles for events or festivals thanks to their sculptural forms and rounded, inviting shapes. The pieces of the TAME series organize space by delineating areas and suggesting direction. They prompt us to find the arrangement most personally ergonomic, facilitating ideal spatial relationships in a group environment.
The FOX seating prefers to be arranged in packs, the pieces linking togehter in any arrangement. One FOX alone is a seat for one person, but two snuggled together they form a seat for two. They can be fitted with wheels to make rearranging the pieces easy.
The somersaulting BEAR can be placed on any of its sides to form a comfortable seat: two sides make a lower chair for children, and two a higher one comfortable for adults. The BEAR cannot be perturbed – the contours of its body always ensure a stable footing.
The riveting figure of the DEER creates a place for conversations in living room or garden. The TAME DEER coffee tables may be easily arranged as a herd by fitting them together. Two or more deer pieces can serve a larger number of people simultaneously.
The aim of the TAME DEER design concept was to create a handcrafted piece of furniture which becomes a focal point in the space. This formal language involves a very thin membrane that covers the deer, transforming the antlers into a functional tabletop.
The aim of the TAME WOLF design was to represent this continual spinning by some sharpening and blurring features of the surface. The spiral dynamics is expressed by means of blending the pointed and emphasized facial part into the blurred rear. This is a transition leading from the organic features into the pure geometrical ring shape.
The WOLF has a multifunctional purpose thanks to the hollow vault created by the method of production. The piece can be loaded with an air filter system and evaporator, or with a heating system. However, the center hole of the ring provides place for a hydrocultural pot. This function as a centered planter is also a way of paraphrasing the territorial defense instinct.
TAME represents a niche in the world of furniture design
By the traditional yet novel use of ceramic in terms of its form, by its unique and refined shape it re-interprets the definition of tailormade furniture. The sophisticated sculptural forms of TAME furniture invoke the spirit of ancient functional sculptures and traditional and figurative furniture, carefully created by artisans.
Beyond the allure of their functional qualities, the furniture awakens the call of the wild in us. What seems from a distance to be a geometrical form reveals the contours of an animal on closer inspection. We instinctively reconcile the animal of our imagination with the form in front of us.
The Art of Tactile
Beside its function, animal shapes bring forth strong emotions by awakening our sense of longing for nature. A geometric shape from afar but the contour of an animal when stepping closer, we ourselves set it together with the related forms embedded in our imagination.
Appreciating TAME requires a set of senses: besides vision, the more subtle, invisible details are to be taken in through our sense of feeling. For the ultimate experience of its shape and material, we need to spend time with the object. Similarly to approaching tame wilds, first by cautiously drawing near, then by a reassuring touch, they open up to show their true nature.
TAME furniture is liked by all ages. Pieces installed so far are enthusiastically discovered by grandparents and grandchildren alike, surprising with one another with pointing out the hidden vertebra of the fox and the soft paws of the bear. Or gently stroking the soothing, protruding ears in the fox fur while passing by in a park.
How to TAME
The pieces that make up the TAME series are manufactured from durable, long-lasting chamotte clay mass using the traditional techniques of the Zsolnay Pirogranite factory. The pieces are uncommonly long-lived furniture, even in the most extreme conditions. The archetypal forms were manually pounded into negative moulds, later fired at high temperature from chamotte clay mass into exceptionally hard, durable, frost-resistant, water-resistant, chemically inert, UV resistant and easy to clean pieces. The furniture is hollow thanks to the method used to press their forms, making them light and easily arranged. They can be fixed to any foundation, and any form of electronics may be installed in their voids. They can also accomodate any type of heating, as piping can be installed inside their shapes. They meet the hygenic standards of bathrooms, and are easy to clean. They are ideal as resting places or heated (or cooled) seatings in spas, saunas and pools. Their formal language makes it possible to manufacture them from other materials, such as concrete, fibreglass, or artificial stone.