luca nichetto: les poupées
luca nichetto: les poupées luca nichetto: les poupées
feb 09, 2012

luca nichetto: les poupées

‘les poupees’ by luca nichetto for gallery pascale image © alexander lagergren

‘les poupées’ (meaning ‘dolls’ in french) is the work of italian-born designer luca nichetto for french gallerist pascale cottard olsson in stockholm. the series consists of a ceramic candle holder and a glass vase in a range of colours and dimensions, each functioning as an individual piece but composable into a single object with a loosely doll-like form.

nichetto’s goal with ‘les poupées’ was to capture the different cultures at work in the collaboration, drawing from the simple glasswork of finnish artist timo sarpaneva, the colourful assemblages of italian architect ettore sottsas’s totem vessels, his own family’s heritage as murano glassmakers, and the forms of japanese wooden kokeshi dolls.

collection of ‘les poupées’ image © jason strong

the object separated into ceramic candle holder and a glass vase image © jason strong

full view image © jason strong

closer view image © jason strong

the influences behind ‘les poupées’ (left to right): ettore sottsas’s totem vessels; japanese kokeshi dolls; timo sarpaneva’s glasswork

concept sketches

  • and ?

    giancao says:
  • and ? ….What’s the news….Candleholder/Glassbowl ?

    Urbanmouse says:
  • I love this series of products, not sure why the other two responses have been so, well, ‘…and?’ about Luca’s work

    dextersdragon says:
  • these are beautiful!!

    rika says:
  • i like the design very much on its own but extra to see the influences photo! it mixes all of this things so well into something new!

    PIETRO says:
  • The only thing I can think of is Swedish designer Matti Klenells work. How weird… See for your self:

    The Canadian says:
  • I agree Mattis work is better!

    Thomas says:
  • Ooops! I totally agree. It´s very similar to Matti Klenell´s work.

    The Portugese says:

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