Eduard Black Marquina Vase
140 x 380 mm
The ‘Eduard Vase’ in Black Marquina is part of the Affinità Elettive collection designed by Milano-based firm Studiopepe in collaboration with Bloc Studios. Each handcrafted vessel is unique due to the natural colour variations of the stone. The Affinità Elettive collection includes four objects made from different kinds of marble––two vases, a bowl and a tray––that are designed to perfectly fit together like puzzle pieces in order to create sculptural variations. The series was inspired by the study of the physical qualities of rare kinds of marble as well as the visual effects of different combinations of materials. The collection is inspired by the scientific process of "elective affinities", which refers to the characteristic of some chemical compounds that, although linked to another element, tend to leave the first connection in order to form a new bond with a new element. The elegant, unexpected shapes of the ‘Eduard Vase’ are offset by the deep black hue of the marble, accentuating each curve and line.