The Wo vase (Chinese for whirlwind) is
animated by a movement of fluid torsion. It
suggests an emerging state of matter and is a
metonymy between the contents – water – and
the container – the vase. Appearing di´erent
from every angle from which it is viewed, the
shape invites one’s gaze to move over it. The industrial challenge was to transform the
3D design of this model into a mould for the
manufacturing process. It is advised to present
this vase in groups of 2 or 3, so as to enhance its
elliptical, wavelike shape.
Enamelled porcelain – choice of blanc or bleu
ciel. Made in Portugal.
Porcelain is a fine, translucent ceramic which
is produced by heating kaolin to more than
1400°C, which makes it very hard. 2 firings were
required in this particular production process,
one initial firing and one for the enamelling.