The EXPLI vase reflects the artists’ strong interest in both traditional Japanese basketwork and the proto-corinthian ceramics of ancient Greece. While these two references may seem a world apart, they come together to bring new shapes to life.
Like the otoshi, a bamboo vase encased in delicate basketry, the EXPLI vase is made up of two parts : a cylindrical body and its wrapping. The parts are held together by a generously proportioned ring, modelled on the neck of a Greek aryballos. That tribute is amplified by the use of terracotta, Atelier Polyhedre’s signature material.
Red earthenware : natural terracotta with some slight marbling effects
Transparent enamel inside
Height : 13,8 ’’
Length : 8,3 ’’
Width : 6,7 ’’
Le Village Suisse Paris