RGB vases combine the excellence of a process like glass blowing, refined through more than two thousand years, with references to the contemporary culture, where screens are extremely common, and its colours, based on the RGB colour system.
A specific purple hue is broken down with the help of a computer into its RGB chromatic values (red, green, blue) then matched on three different glass blown vases. Each vase is made using the values of red, green and blue that make up that specific purple (P-242).When the three vases nest together, the light passes through and mixes the three colours so that the purple becomes evident.
The decoration, which is traditionally applied on the surface of the vase, is here proposed as a re-composed colour, and applied in depth, the result being the outcome of a simple optical phenomenon.
The vases, each around fifty centimeters high, were produced as a limited edition of eight sets by craftsmen, and are made by blowing molten glass into large carved wooden moulds. The pared-down shapes celebrate the optical properties of the material rather that its physical characteristics.
The RGB vases are currently in display at ‘ Connectors’ an exhibition at the Saatchi gallery and available through the Phillips de Pury and Company gallery in London.
Specs: Hand blown glass. Limited edition.
Dimensions: Nested 526 x ∅ 325 mm
Exhibitions: “Connectors” Phillips de Pury and Company, Saatchi Gallery, London.
” Vase vs Vases” Helmrinderknecht gallery, Berlin.
” I’m in Love” Spanish embassy, Tokyo.