Natural Stone Container
Container and lid made from Muschelkalk stone
Container Ø 30cm, height 7 cm; Lid 2cm
Designed by Vincent van Duysen for When Objects Work
Vincent van Duysen launched his pottery collection in 2004.
Each piece was initially composed of two elements: an earthenware container and a wooden plate. While the angle of the curve and the smooth profile of each pot are fixed, the diameter and height of the vessels vary, these shifts in scale determining whether the container framed is a bowl or a platter. The thickness of the wooden plate, which serves as both cover and plinth, is also variable.
Serene and sober, these pots have the abstract quality of the archetypal, but they have been pulled from abstraction into the world of physical forms, into things you want to touch and to hold, a certain material roughness is critical to their character – the slight irregularities in the surface of the clay and the soft, weathered grain of the wood.