"In 1974, steven 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 devices globally- this invention is a story that Australians can be proud of."
Complementing contemporary Australian design with traditional Japanese craftsmanship, Skimming Stones' porcelain plates are designed in Melbourne and produced in collaboration with the 400-year-tradition of master artisans in Arita, Japan. These plates are a beautiful symbol of Melbourne's international demographic, and local eye for design.
Each Skimming Stones plate is individually packaged in an exquisitely considered, jewellery-quality presentation box. Every plate includes an insert describing the history and significance of the item's design. Skimming stones plates are a lightweight and practical size - perfect for display or for serving - and an ideal solution for gifts that require posting or packing.
Material(s): Cobalt glaze on genuine Arita porcelain.
Dimensions (cm): 15 (diameter)
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