BEN MEDANSKY x Pangea
Transforming high resolution scans of my ceramic work into vibrant graphics made exclusively for PANGEA.
“Together with Ben, we designed a sneaker that references his work. The calf leather upper features grey speckles, just like some of Ben’s white-glazed stoneware clay. The sole picks up Ben’s favorite color – a strong cobalt blue. And, importantly, the sneaker features two pieces of ceramics, handmade by Ben in his studio in LA.” - Koio fam
"The speckle on the leather was appropriated from the clay body I use that has a high iron content. I also wanted to create something that I had not seen before which led me to the ceramic accent on the laces that I call shoellery, like jewellery for the shoe.” -Ben
BEN MEDANSKY x Haiven HOME
“Technology doesn’t have to look like tech, so we collaborated with world-renowned ceramicist Ben Medansky that enhance your home as a high tech piece of art.” -Haiven
THE BEN MEDANSKY BOOK
Self published from the ben medansky studio. This 144 page book culminates the last five years of Ben's art and design practice. With contributions by Frances Anderton, Jonathan Griffin, and more.
SOFT COVER - NUMBERED EDITION (COVER IMAGE PULLED FROM BEN'S SOAKED SKETCHBOOK THAT SURVIVED THE STUDIO FIRE ON JULY 23RD.)
9.25" X 9.25" X .5"
MAISON & OBJECT AMERICAS
Ben created a collection of sculptural vessels for a week long exhibition where he was awarded as a Rising Talent in design in America.
COLUMN AT COLUMBIA SQUARE FOR KELLY WEARSTLER
Collaborating with designer Kelly Wearstler, Ben created a custom, towering, ceramic totem for the brand new Hollywood Proper residencies and hotel. The structure, which is over 7 feet tall, is prominently displayed in the reception area of the luxury complex at Columbia Square.
Custom cups made for coffee giants Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski of G&B Coffee.
Photo credits clockwise (@benmedansky, @thechriswoo, @hilda.dupont, @kseet)
HERMAN MILLER + GEIGER
Herman Miller is synonymous with "modern" 20th century furniture design. Working with legendary designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames, the company produced pieces that would become classics of industrial design.
Ben has had the pleasure of creating iconic, one of a kind structures for Herman Miller and Geiger showrooms throughout the United States.
SPACE 15 TWENTY
Ben, along with fellow artists and friends Bradley Duncan and Lauren Spencer King presented GRIDSCAPE, shown at Space 15 Twenty. The exhibition explores minerals and cuboid crystal pyrite along with grids, radial symmetry seen in ceramic vessel, large scale peg works, and vertically erect cacti. Read more here.
COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM
Ben created special edition vessels and ceramic bubble wands for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.
GO GET EM TIGER
Go Get Em Tiger (sister shop to G&B coffee) is home to an array of custom cups by Ben.
Photo credits clockwise (@benmedansky, @ggetla, @benmedansky, @jennicajohnstone)
Ben's pieces were used for prop styling for the brand Native Shoes.
THE SWEAT SPOT
Ben created custom Pendent lights for Ryan Heffington's dance studio, The Sweat Spot.
AXS FOLK TECHNOLOGIES
In 2014, Ben collaborated with AXS Folk Technologies and designer Kyle NG to create unique ceramic wares inspired by the urban outdoorsmen. As part of the project, Ben modeled his work in AXS ware.
In a show at Lawson Fenning featuring the most influential ceramicists in Los Angeles, Ben created a collection of Radial Fin Vessels. These works are a further exploration into motifs of industrial aesthetics and experiment in mimicking strong forms out of a fragile material.
VESSEL - BEN MEDANSKY X DIGDEEP
Vessel is a charitable collaboration between Ben Medansky and DIG DEEP to help build clean, running water systems for the Navajo nation. The sale of each hand made vessel helps bring running water to roughly 40% of the Navajo people who still live without it.
Ben has been a guest lecturer at a number of art and design institutions discussing his design process, methods, and the transition from art student to working artist. Lectures include School of the Art Institute of Chicago Ceramics Department, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Architecture, Interior Architecture, Design Objects, and New School for the Arts, and California College of the Arts.