An Elegant Collection of Leccese Stone Vases

View all 8 Photos

A series of stone and iron vases inspired by the concept of uncovering artifacts.

Award-winning Italian studio Gumdesign completes a wide range of projects, from architecture to graphics, art direction, and industrial design. For Pimar + Daniele Paoletti, the multidisciplinary firm has recently created Ampolle, a collection of distinctive vases made from two contrasting materials. The series draws inspiration from the process of discovery of various artifacts. More specifically, the vases provide a contemporary take on historical objects and items recovered from a distant past. Apart from the imaginative design that offers a fresh twist on ancient objects, the studio also used materials typical of many found artifacts: natural stone and iron. The Leccese stone comes from Lecce in Puglia, and features a beautifully textured but smooth surface.

To craft the vases, Gumdesign used both traditional and modern techniques. While the stone container is made using CNC machines and a strict numerical control for a precise result, the iron sections feature etching and organic, hand-finished surfaces. Suitable for an array of uses, the Ampolle vases come in two versions: low and tall. Both versions feature curved metal handles connected to the central iron compartment that slides into the Leccese stone container. The user can take this element out as needed, which adds an extra layer of functionality to the elegant design. Photographs© Laura Fiaschi, Gumdesign.

    string(5) "admin"
Tags: , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • The Nunatak Candelabra

    A sculptural candelabra inspired by both nature and architecture. Oslo-based design studio Anderssen & Voll…

  • The Easy Peasy Table Lamp

    A sculptural table lamp that complements its Italian design with a range of practical features….

  • The Notes Shelving System

    Minimalist wood shelves that feature curved edges and a modular design. Designed by Brussels-based designer…

  • The Km Zero Collection

    Furniture and tableware created during lockdown within 1km of the designers’ homes. Curated by Barcelona-based…

  • Bolgheri Basin

    A creatively designed freestanding sink inspired by Tuscan landscapes. Established in 1950, antoniolupi has been…

  • The Awa Pendant Lights

    Delicate pendant lights inspired by air bubbles wrapped in a liquid. Minimalist lighting design often…

Take me there

  • Nobis Hotel Copenhagen

    Classic and modern styles come together in this high-end hotel’s sophisticated design. Designed by architect…

loader