Più Aortic Vessel

4 × 2.75 × 5.5 / 1

The Più Aortic Vessel is inspired by the curved oval forms of Japanese paper lanterns and mid-century lighting. It can be used as both a vessel and a candelabra.

The Più Series is, in essence, a miniature line of our most popular forms: The Single Stem Vessel, The Bridge Handled Vessel, and the Aortic Vessel. "Più" is an onomatopoeic word that sounds exactly how the pieces look, but with a twist, translates in Italian to "more". We like this play on the word whose sound mimics the feel of the piece, but also gets to the intentional root of this series; expanding on the work to make it more accessible and more varied.

Materials: Cast white stoneware, black underglaze, slightly textured matte black glaze.

References

The Aortic Vessel is inspired by the curved oval forms of Japanese paper lanterns and mid-century lighting. Combining his Japanese heritage into his lighting designs, Isamu Noguchi created the Akari collection which has remained crafted in Gifu at the Ozeki & Co manufactory since 1951.

George Nelson catalogue.

Interior cut of George Nelson Bubble Light

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