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big white pot

Together with the Red White Vase, the Big White Pot has become a modern classic. Both are the end result of Hella Jongerius exploration of medieval pots. Hella Jongerius cast these two vessels from the moulds of restored medieval pots. The rough casting seams, along with the potter's traditional thumbprint, give the impression of antique vessels while the strong, solid forms are a clear indications of modern industry.

Ø 28 x 35 cm

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hella jongerius
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t.e. 144thomas eyck  is pleased to present an exclusive series of vases designed by  Hella Jongerius. She has become known for the way in which she fuses industry and craft, high and low tech, the traditional and the contemporary. For some time, Jongerius has been occupied with an intensive research project on applying colours to ceramic materials. Jongerius has produced the Hella Jongerius: Misfit Collector’s Edition: 300 unique porcelain vases, each made with great artisanal skill and technological sophistication in collaboration with the venerable Dutch ceramics house Royal Tichelaar Makkum. Each vase is an object of exceptional concept and beauty.

This set is the culmination of Jongerius’ experimental studies with lacquered pigmentation, in which the porcelain vase has served as a ‘canvas’ for ‘Toyota red’ spraypaint (Red White Vase, 1997), forty industrial colours from the Central European standard RAL colour range (Coloured Vases, Series 1, 2003), and selections from the Scandinavian Colour Institute’s Natural Colour System (Coloured Vases, Series 2, 2007). In this, the third version of 300 Coloured Vases, each vase was fired three times under a unique mix of 100 natural mineral glazes and 100 synthetic materials, yielding remarkably deep textures and vibrantly merged colour combinations that are reminiscent of the colour intensities of old paintings.

The Hella Jongerius Coloured Vases, Series 3 is a rare opportunity to own a genuine limited edition of a Hella Jongerius’ experimental design. Each comprises a special edition of a book, designed by Irma Boom. It  is beautifully bound, individually signed and numbered and presented in a custom-made box, together with an original work of art also signed and numbered by the artist.
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t.e. 174red white vase

Together with the Big White Pot, the Red White Vase has become a modern classic. Both are the end result of Hella Jongerius exploration of medieval pots. Hella Jongerius cast these two vessels from the moulds of restored medieval pots. The rough casting seams, along with the potter's traditional thumbprint, give the impression of antique vessels while the strong, solid forms are a clear indications of modern industry.

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t.e. 172b-set plate small, white

In 1999 we put into production Hella Jongerius' seven-part porcelain dinner service.  In an industry where, since industrialisation, perfection has become the norm, in this design Hella Jongerius focuses on the concept of 'imperfection'. She studied the possibilities of restoring individuality to the serial production process, an important recurring theme in her work. During a period she spent working at the European Ceramics Work Centre in ‘s Hertogenbosch (1997) she experimented with clay by firing it at a high temperature, which distorted each piece. This is how she developed the method for producing the B-Set, in which each piece acquires its own unique character and regains its individuality.
The B-Set is now considered an icon of Dutch design history and has been included in the collections of many international museums.
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t.e. 217 porcelain color research -11 sets of plates

These beautiful sets from 2006 show all facets of the color experiment that Hella Jongerius started in 2006.
White and colored brown porcelain clay are baked together.  Sometimes the clay is co­loured before firing; sometimes a top layer of coloured glaze is added to the ceramic skin.  The glazes and hand painting react differently to the substrate. The basis of Hella Jongerius' oeuvre is this type of color experiment with fabric and glaze. This unique plate actually summarizes the entire oeuvre of Hella Jongerius. New collections are developed from these experiments, such as the colored b-set  and colored vases series 3.
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t.e. 171b-set plate large, white

In 1999 we put into production Hella Jongerius' seven-part porcelain dinner service.  In an industry where, since industrialisation, perfection has become the norm, in this design Hella Jongerius focuses on the concept of 'imperfection'. She studied the possibilities of restoring individuality to the serial production process, an important recurring theme in her work. During a period she spent working at the European Ceramics Work Centre in ‘s Hertogenbosch (1997) she experimented with clay by firing it at a high temperature, which distorted each piece. This is how she developed the method for producing the B-Set, in which each piece acquires its own unique character and regains its individuality.
The B-Set is now considered an icon of Dutch design history and has been included in the collections of many international museums.
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