This vessel shape takes inspiration from the rooftops and keyhole doors of the ancient city by the Bosporus. Yearning for travel and the exotic orient, the piece seeks to bring a flavour of just that, into your home.
This Stacking Vessel combines several materials and makers in a unique object; the piece consists of a set of individual containers, stacked together to create a sculptural vessel shape. Once disassembled each part becomes functional, serving as 3 bowls and vases.
Dimensions: height 25cm diameter 18cm
Dimensions are approximate, due to the handmade nature of the materials
Handmade in Europe, by individual craftsmen: handblown glass (Czech Republic), soapstone (Finland), hand turned wood (Finland). The materials then come to our warehouse in North Germany where they are fitted and assembled.
Craft Challenge: mining the initial soapstone billet to accommodate the diameter of the piece.
The soapstone we work with is mined from the ground in Finland, at the border with Russia. It was formed under the high mountains billions of years ago (Stone Age) before these same mountains levelled down (Ice Age), revealing soapstone, a hidden natural treasure. This dense and heavy material gets cut and shaped on a lathe in a small factory in rural Finland.