.red-white vase .hella jongerius

.red-white vase .hella jongerius

 420,00

excl. vat for customers outside the eu during checkout.

porcelain .spray paint lacquer (Toyota red)
Ø 16 x 41 cm

Together with the Big White Pot, the Red White Vase has become a modern classic. Hella Jongerius cast these two vessels from the moulds of restored medieval pots. The rough casting seams, along with the potter’s traditional thumbprint, give the impression of antique vessels while the strong, solid forms are a clear indications of modern industry. a reinterpretation of history & craft versus industry. in 1997, a bright red colour could no longer be used in ceramic glazes as the paint contains cadmium, which is toxic. this was one of the reasons behind the use of indu­strial spraypaint as an alternative.

 

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