Skimming Stones are an Australian duo creating design-led products that are unique, meaningful and with permanence, and their 'Australian Collection' pays homage to beloved national icons
In 1974, Stephen Hawking theorised that under certain conditions, small black holes might “evaporate” — and simultaneously emit radio signals. These black holes were the mass of Mount Everest, and smaller than an atom. Soon after, Australian physicist and engineer John O’Sullivan and his team tried to find these signals. They never did find the black holes but in 1992, realised the mathematics and technologies they developed potentially solved the problem for computer networks needing to communicate wirelessly and paved the way for Wi-Fi development. Today Wi-Fi is ubiquitous and used in a myriad of devises globally — this invention is a story that Australians can be proud of.
The 'WiFi' plate is inspired and designed in Melbourne and made in Arita, Japan using a 400 year old tradition, Arita porcelain and traditional cobalt blue. Suitable for display or to serve.