Visit us at Danish Chromatism
- Triennale di Milano / Salone d'Onore / Aplir 9-14 -
Visit us on Danish Chromatism at Triennale Design Museum in Milan during the furniture fair from April 9 - 14. We'll be showing a new shelving system designed by Restart Milano, the Chapeau Bowls and the Vases series by Milia Seyppel - and of course The Lyngby Vase.
Danish Chromatism introduces a selection of traditional and contemporary design from 30 Danish companies in a playful and unusual chromatic interpretation. Project by Signe Byrdal Terenziani / Design GamFratesi.
The Lyngby Vase
- the original from Lyngby Porcelain -
The Lyngby Vase is a beautiful example of the porcelain factory "Danmark"'s interpretation of the Bauhaus form/function design wave: Noble craftsmanship meets modern techniques and radically different design persuasions. A new way of thinking which gave birth to this high caliber classic.
Production of The Lyngby Vase ended in 1969. 43 years have passed, and now the Lyngby Vase is brought back to life in all its simplicity and splendour. Nothing's been changed, neither the manufacturing technique, the glazing or the design.
It's with due care, great reverence and in full agreement with the heirs of the porcelain factory "Danmark" that we have recreated this classic icon - The Lyngby Vase.
The inspiration for VASES are rooted in industrial architecture, machinery and tools for mass production. In VASES, it is possible to discover the beauty of industrial forms. Characteristics of the collection are straight lines, sharp edges, clear shapes and a grey, velvety surface much like concrete or stone.
The different color marks of the surface and the irregular glazed surface inside renders each vase unique. VASES reflects the conflict between industrial mass fabrication and unique objects of art. They become sculptures in a room, a statement and a new interpretation of an industrial time.
The VASES transform the reduced and pure aesthetics of industry into very sensual ceramic objects, especially with flowers inside.
- designed by Laura Straßer -
Laura Straßer has designed the porcelain lamp ”Von Ribbeck” for Karakter - a lamp which takes its inspiration from a poem, a region and a grandmother. Throughout her childhood and adulthood Laura Straßer has been fascinated and drawn to the German poet ”Von Ribbeck auf Ribbeck im Haveland” written by Theodor Fontane.
The story revolves around Von Ribbeck who gives pears from his tree to the children in his village even in his afterlife, where a pear tree grows at his churchyard. Theodor Fontane originates from the same region as Laura Straßer’s grandmother.
- distributed exclusively by Karakter
“There are objects, design procedures, manufacturing processes and traditional means of usage which are deeply engraved in time. Restart begins by taking a fresh look at them from a different perspective. It isolates these objects, sets them in new form and combines them to create alternative contexts around them. This is not a quest for input for new forms, which certainly are not lacking on the design scene, it is actually a means of studying and reactivating things and situations which have left an indelible trace in the memory.
Ranging from anonymous design – which Munari and Castiglioni were so fond of – to big-name design, from nature to artifice, and from the humble to the ceremonial, Restart provides an alphabet for writing dialogues with the present and creating short-circuits between what no longer exists and what does not yet exist.”
- designed by Andrea Kleinloog -
The Lab Light design came about from a genuine fascination with medical and laboratory equipment and with all those fantastic clamps and levers - the perfect place to start designing a multi-functional luminaire.
The base is porcelain, the stem is painted steel, and the lampshade and rotating arm is brass. The lamp comes with a black 2 m. cord with an on/off switch.