Marcel Wanders – Vista alegre – 2018
Associate Creative Director
There are two European ceramic cultures, the Dutch Delft Blue and the Portuguese Cobalt Blue ceramics, that find a common ancestor in Chinese Ming porcelain. From this shared history and heritage, the Blue Ming collection (2016) forges a new yet connected language of artistic contemporary expression. These exclusive porcelain items combine the highest quality and functionality with sculptural elements. Additional tulip-shaped and leaf motifs complement the elegant blue graphics in some pieces. The collection includes a big tea cup and saucer, the espresso cup and saucer, a tea pot and sugar pot, a fruit bowl, soup terrine and a range of plates. Further, an iconic candleholder and flower vase offer unique versatility. With grace and beauty, the glassware portion of the collection (2018) includes a set of vases with crystal handle, whiskey bottle, decanter, water carafe, high-balls and low-balls that stand as a harmonious combination of tradition and modernity.
My role in this project was to facilitate the work of my amazing team of designers supporting when needed on tech issues, communications and pushing the creative ideas of the designers from concept to reality.