The “Family Vase” is part of The New Originality: lessons from China, a project about copying as a new understanding of originality. The series of vases are inspired by the Chinese “Famille” colored vases of the 17th and 18th centuries. The vase comes in four models, 3D-printed using very fine sand that makes it extremely fragile — if it is filled with water it disintegrates. The coloration is also a kind of copy, but here, the exact color schemes of classic Chinese vases have been turned into bands of color rather than decorative shapes.
Read the article ‘Dutch Designers Create Luxury Copies’ of the New York Times (November 23, 2014) here.
Designer: Studio Droog
Material: Z Corp 3D printing technology