Stone Age GobletsRegular price€700.00 Sale price
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Designed by Alissa Volchkova
It’s a tribute to the Stone Age - when human identity, social progress and behavioural modernity developed with the first useful tools. I am back here to the natural state of crystal glass, defying the notions of beauty - usually associated to perfection, regularity, softness and symmetry. I use this natural material, considered today as luxurious in a paradoxical, irregular and imperfect way. Through this rough approach my aim is to challenge our perception of this material, usually presented polished, shiny, transparent with perfect symmetrycal cuts. The final aspect of crystal is imperfect: mat, rough, irregular - opposite to what we are used with this precious matter. Our gestures and manners are influenced by the weight and thickness of the glasses that are very heavy, reminding the weight of the stones. Instead of taking them with a subtle and careful gesture - as we would do with a glass of wine - we hold them in a primitive way.
About the designer
Franco-Russian designer and artist working in Paris. After several years of experience in architecture, she changed the scale of her projects to produce objects. Her work explores various processes of production in a poetic way, revealing their uniqueness, and developing the potential of surrounding materials by pushing their limits - which changes our preconceptions about them and our surrounding environment.