Hella Jongerius’s Special Collectors Artwork: 300 Unique Vases

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius is yet again working with Royal Tichelaar Makkum, one of the oldest factories in the Netherlands, to create a special collection of 300 unique vases. Hella’s work traditionally eschews the polish and gloss that you normally associate with items opting for a more hand hewn, unfinished look. This is true for her 300 unique vases as well, which still have the seam of the mold they were poured from which is usually sanded down. After that it’s given a three step glazing process which gives them a beautiful range of colors.

I love how these turned out and I think it’s interesting that’s it’s an exploration of craft. It’s great how she chose not to hide the obvious production methods, that in her opinion it gives the vases character. I also think it’s neat how all the vases together look like a sort of giant color wheel. It would be cool to see all of them in a room together in an exhibit, to see how they look in relation to each other.

Found through The Scout


December 28, 2010