THE MEDICI VASE
A contemporary interpretation of a famous vase
The Medici vase is a marble krater (name given to a large vase used in antiquity to mix wine and water) dating from the middle of the Ier century av. J.-C. It takes its name from the Medici family who owned it in the 16th century.e century.
The idea is to revisit this traditional vase, decorative object par excellence, it adorned both galleries and gardens. By reinterpreting it, I kept its classic shape while choosing current materials. Here the innovation lies in the material and the way it is worked.
TO THE PROTOTYPE…
AND THE IDEA
COMES TO LIFE …
AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE CREATION
On a turned walnut structure which gives it all its robustness is applied a cardboard. Raw material often ignored in decoration, the idea is to work it differently… like lace!
A multitude of small pieces are then glued together to form it. It provides a surprising touch.
A patinated zinc interior gives it its primary function.
You can therefore use it indoors to decorate a staircase, create a serene atmosphere in your living room, or use it as a plant pot to accommodate a green plant or flowers.
THE WALNUT PEDESTAL
GOLD LEAF GILDING
The “ripped” effect, an unusual effect for gilding, reinforces the original aspect of this creation.