By Amanda Betz
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‘Folded vase’ is designed with the flower bouquet in mind and has been inspired by the Japanese paper-folding art, Origami. Both the matt surface of the porcelain and the way it has been folded and shaped bear resemblance to the texture and porosity of paper.
Amanda Betz works in the cross field between art, design and architecture. Her core interest lies with light, space, and the span between 2 and 3 dimensions. Her design tends to reflect architecture – as fragments of buildings. And she has gained both local and international acclaim for her ability to capture complexity in a simple object. She has a unique experimental approach using patterns and geometrical constructions to create spatial objects reflecting light and shadow.
The sculptural shape makes this vase look great on its own, but it is also extremely beautiful with a bouquet of flowers. The geometric design embraces the subtle bouquet which gently drapes its flowers around the top of the vase where they get their own life.
Designer Amanda Betz, Denmark
Material White Colored Clay
Dimensions 5.1"L x 5.1"W x 9.0"H
Amanda Betz graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 2005 and was awarded the acclaimed VOLA-prize for her final project. Her pendant Shayk has been displayed in the MoMA store in New York and was on the cover of the MoMA Catalogue in April 2015. She is an assistant professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and has been a jury member for the Danish Design Awards.
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