Clean lines and discreet cross-overs mark the four new pieces designed by Elise Berthier and Frédéric Lintz – eliumstudio  for Spanish maker sagenceramics, a young trademark that has extended research by merging artisan know-how and the skills of designers to create one-off pieces and limited series in ceramic.


Vase “Fago”

Design Elise Berthier – eliumstudio (2009)

A sheaf of hand-turned ceramic tubes tied by coloured elastic bands to compose a bouquet of irregularly sized single-stems, every one unique.

Dimensions : different heights up to 20 cm
Available only in white



Centerpiece “Nenuphar”

Three legs and a bright red finish underscore the concavity of this centrepiece.
Aerial, light and colourful, ‘Nenuphar’ literally floats up from the table.

Design Frédéric Lintz – eliumstudio (2009)

Dimensions : 40 x 6 cm
Colours : white – white and green- white and red


Vase “Fennel”

Ceramic roots for cut flowers. A pure-line tripod vase that draws inspiration from plant forms.

Design Frédéric Lintz – eliumstudio (2009)

Dimensions : 23 x 10 cm
Colours : white – white and green- white and red


Coquetier “Ovni”

‘Ovni’ – the French for ‘UFO’ – describes this 1950s archetype for extra-terrestrial breakfasts.
Outer space becomes inner space in an infinitely stackable cup.

Design Frédéric Lintz – eliumstudio (2009)

Dimensions : 9,5 x 3 cm
Colours : white – white & green



eliumstudio (left to right) Marc Berthier, Gilles Caillet, Elise Berthier, Frédéric Lintz, Pierre Garner. Set up in Paris in 2001, eliumstudio is a quintet specialized in industrial design that explores de luxe and general public themes, ranging from the one-off piece to the series. Their skills embrace global, product and space design. elium seeks to develop design that is strong in image and in concept. Their philosophy of lightness is summed up in words like liberty, mobility, economy, ecology and technology. Determined to keep to their basic structure, eliumstudio is wholly tuned to creation and innovation. The complementary skills of five creators trained in architecture, design and fashion ensure fertile output.

sagen|ceramics is a creation-oriented firm that produces designer pieces using the age-old savoir-faire of La Cerámica Valenciana, a family concern set up in Valencia (SP) early in the 20th c. by Don Jose Gimeno Martinez. For sales outlets in France and a full line-up of collections go to the sagemceramics website: