Japanese product designers Nendo describe its Dress Up vase collection for Ceramic Japan as a “family.” Each of the rotund vases looks like a simple minimalist vessels from one side, but turn it around and it becomes a delightful figure. This small size, the toddler of the group, wears a little Peter Pan collar and comes in white or pastel green. Great for a large single flower, but also stunning filled with colourful blooms.
Dress Up Vase M, the mama, in powder pink or white, has a scalloped dress neckline. The papa of the series, Dress Up Vase L, available in blue-grey or white, sports a wing-tip collar. All three are unglazed for a velvety smooth minimalist finish that Nendo is renowned for.
Nendo’s playfulness in design has made it internationally renowned. Working with major Japanese and overseas brands, its Dress Up series is one of its craftspeople collaborations.
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 6 cm x Height 9.2 cm Made in Japan