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Flower Pyramid

  • Year: 2008
  • Material: Ceramics, glaze (faience), hand-painted decorations, metal, straps
  • Dimensions: 139 x 56 x 40 cm
  • Commission: Royal Tichelaar Makkum (NL)
  • Production: Royal Tichelaar Makkum
  • Category: Limited edition
  • Collection: Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen, private collections

This hanging vase is an interpretation of, and reference to, a 17th-century flower show­piece in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. After the time-consuming restoration of the old vase, Royal Tichelaar Makkum asked four designers to reflect on the vase as a showpiece, on its decorations and applied technique. Flower Pyramid shows a gradual disappearance of form, matter and pattern. Moreover, by hanging the showpiece almost carelessly on the wall, it is robbed of its elevated aura.

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