ronan & erwan bouroullec have created ‘losanges’ — a limited series of unique vases rendered in enameled ceramic. the large vases range in height and are featured in two colors, a dark moss-like green and a mottled baby blue. ‘losanges’ will debut at the 2017 edition of design miami/ for paris and london-based galerie kreo.
‘losanges’, a limited series of unique vases in enameled ceramic, is presented by galerie kreo
the collection recalls the vase object as one of ronan and erwan bouroullec‘s favourite territories of formal and material research. since their first combinatory vases in 1997, the pair have released several collections including the ruutu collection for iittala in 2014 and the cloud vases in 2015.
the collection recalls the vase object as one of ronan and erwan bouroullec’s favourite territories
each of the vases is unique, combining the regularity of a generic form, of its angles and bevels, with the organic variety of craft production. depending on your vision and distance from the object, each one reflects light differently. the vases have been designed to create what the designers call the ‘sfumato effect’, a soft, vague or blurred quality known as one of the four canonical painting modes of renaissance art.
depending on your vision and distance from the object, each vase reflects light differently
‘between the vaporous evanescence of the glazes and the depth of chromatic field,’ comments art historian clément dirié. ‘…all, thanks to the science of enamels, seem to issue from magic: vibrations that escape and complement each other.’
the vases have been designed to create what the designers call the ‘sfumato effect’
the ‘sfumato effect’ is a soft, vague or blurred quality recognisable in renaissance art
the vases merge the blurry and the sharp, the shadow and the light
the vases have a crystallized fragility of paper architecture
design miami/ is a global forum that brings together collectors, gallerists, designers, curators and critics. the program sees the world’s top galleries display museum-quality exhibitions of twentieth and twenty-first century furniture, lighting and objets d’art. balancing commercial opportunities with cultural programming, each show presents collaborations with design institutions, panels and lectures with influencers from the creative sector, and commissions from emerging and established designers and architects. occurring alongside the art basel fairs in miami, USA each december, and in basel, switzerland each june, design miami/ has become a premier venue for exhibiting, discussing and creating collectible design.
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