The mama of a family of porcelain vases, the Dress Up Vase M from Ceramic Japan is a playful creation of Nendo, one of Japan’s leading contemporary product designers. There are three Dress Up Vases, all of which appear as sleek minimalist works from the back. Turn them around and you’ll find each is a delightful rotund figure with a different styled collar at the top. This is mama, with a scalloped neckline. Papa, the largest sports a wing-tip collar and the child version features a Peter Pan collar.
Unglazed for a clean finish and a matte texture inspired by fabric, each vase is available in white and a pastel colour — perfect to showcase a single bloom or a bunch of colourful flowers. Pink for the mama version, blue-grey for the papa and soft green for the child.
Nendo is famed for its subtly humorous minimalist designs, working with numerous brands in and outside Japan. The Dress Up vase is among its various collaborations with Japanese craftspeople.
Ceramic Japan brings together contemporary designers with traditional ceramists in Seto, Aichi Prefecture, a region with a history of porcelain dating back to the 8th century. Porcelain clay is still sourced from the prefecture’s mountainous landscape and was originally fired using timber from local woodland. Artisans today use age-old techniques, now refined to perfection by modern equipment, making Ceramic Japan’s minimalist products a combination of innovative design and traditional craftsmanship.
Designed by Nendo Porcelain Base Diameter 4.8 cm x Height 13.7 cm Made in Japan