joel escalona's florete is an all-copper flower container with a diamond-engraved base

joel escalona's florete is an all-copper flower container with a diamond-engraved base

on the occasion of the ‘arte / sano ÷ artistas 5.0’ biennale, organized by mexico’s museum of popular art (museo de arte popular), joel escalona has created ‘florete’. developed in collaboration with master craftsman napoleón pérez pamat, from santa clara del cobre, florete combines modern, global aesthetics with traditional craftsmanship.

joel escalona's florete is an all-copper flower container with a diamond-engraved base



while at first the intricate object might bring to mind the shape of artemide’s nessino table lamp, florete is actually designed to serve as a flower container. made entirely out of copper, the vase features a base engraved with a diamond pattern, which is reflected on the smooth inside of its upper part. describing the piece, joel escalona mentions that it ‘challenges the boundaries between design and craftsmanship; it diffuses them, materializing a hybrid that bewilders but at the same time attracts. duality above all, somewhere between an elegant weapon and a harmless floral container. weapons holding flowers. with carnations it would not be the first time.’

joel escalona's florete is an all-copper flower container with a diamond-engraved base



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