â€œ Who, in this day and age, would buy a product that cannot be put in a dishwasher and has to be hand washed with care? A bit like architects insisting on wattle and daub.â€
This is nonsense imo. (unless I've misread)
WC, and similar companies, make ornaments, trophies, gifts and figure pieces. And even though they some times come in the shape of bowls, they aren't supposed to be filled with cornflakes.
As for their design, I imagine its classic irish architecture, Gandon obviously jumps out (despite non of his buildings being "Irish").
If it was to lean towards modern, I'd imagine Calatrava being a front runner