The design of the vinegar flask was inspired by the Italian tradition of pouring vinegar on a spoon before serving it in the dish, in order to be able to measure the served quantity better. First, the needed vinegar is poured into the reservoir. Subsequently, the vinegar can be poured out sideways.
Aldo Bakker (1971) propagates the idea that objects possess and provoke emotions from the user, and that they can communicate by association, touch, texture and materiality. His work, often strange, yet also strangely familiar, is meant to ask questions and to activate reactions. He writes: "My objects need to create their own space around them, in order to define their context themselves. I doubt their meaning and hence their use. In the ideal situation, the object gets a status which legitimises itself, independent of its surroundings. "
The finger flask is part of the permanent collection of the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.
Photos by Petra and Erik Hesmerg.
- Aldo Bakker
- Thomas Eyck
- t.e. 065, vinegar flask
- Geschätzter Zeitraum
- Nach dem Jahr 2000
- Wie neu - unbenutzt
- 12×11×7 cm