With the ITRIA bowl, Olivier Gagnère is making a veiled reference to Ettore Sottsass. We find in this object some of the characteristics of the Memphis group, namely the notion of the juxtaposition of forms in a game of balance-imbalance linked to a renewal of color relationships.
This hybrid object is reversible, halfway between a vase and a bowl : you can use it upside down !
Black, midnight blue and orange bright
Limited edition of 99
Signed and numbered
Height : 8,3"
Diameter : 7,5"
Olivier Gagnère, by Michèle Champenois
NORMA Editions, 2015
Reproduced on page 227