The Narcissus painting from the Spanish master painter Caravaggio from 1599 inspired Wieki Somers to create this vase; a flat, round flower vase with an iridescent surface that resembles a black puddle of oil on water. 'Mankind is so in love with itself that we forget how vulnerable nature is', explains the Rotterdam designer. In the centre of the flat vase is a hole of half a centimetre in diameter so that the vase can only hold a single flower. 'All attention is directed towards that one flower in order to emphasise its beauty even more.' The vase consists of a glass under-bowl to hold the water, and a glass lid with an iridescent surface.
Numbered and signed edition of 99 pieces. This is vase 33/99.
Works by Studio Wieki Somers (Wieki Somers & Dylan van den Berg) are part of various museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam.
- Studio Wieki Somers
- Thomas Eyck
- Narcissus, genummerde editie van 99
- Geschätzter Zeitraum
- Nach dem Jahr 2000
- Wie neu - unbenutzt
- 4×45×45 cm