Crystal Brick Vase
Do you like to play jenga? Well, even if you don’t like this construction game, you would definitely appreciate this awesome Crystal Brick Vase by Aurélie Mathieu and Philippe Karrer!
Awesome Jenga Inspired Vase
Ready for some playful accessores? Well, the graduates of the University of Art and Design Lausanne, known as Ecole Cantanale d’art Lausanne in french, Aurélie Mathieu and Philippe Karrer have presented an amazing Crystal Brick vase, which they have presented during the Maison&Objet show in Paris. The vase is made from high quality crystal, and it shows a different reinterpretation of the classic Bacarat vase, the world’s renown company that produces a high quality crystal products.
The reinterpretation is obvious from the first glance, as the Crystal brick vase is sliced into pieces and balanced on the bricks! Just like the Jenga game, where you have to balance bricks to build the tower. The improvised sticks are actually sticks made from blue labradorite, copper, brass, granite, Carrare marble, painted aluminum. Quite a collection, isn’t it?
The inspiration comes from the fascination with crystal as a material, and their desire to deconstruct this fascination. How else to explanation the slicing of this precious material into pieces? Here is an official information from the designers, Aurélie Mathieu and Philippe Karrer:
“Crystal Brick is a ribbed vase cut into slices that reproduces the codes of a construction game where heavy pieces of crystal are balancing on sticks of different materials (blue labradorite, copper, brass, granite, Carrare marble, painted aluminum. “Crystal is a luxurious and fragile material, so why not play and desecrate it? Our vase is inspired by the Memphis group and construction games. Once cut in several slices and with elements slid between each level, it acquires a whole different aspect, with distorted proportions. A series of cut out rectangular pieces of different materials allows a game to be played with this composition.”