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Coyar Vase 3


% €541.45* (31.13% saved)
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Product number: 00AVCC3-2D

Height: 320 mm
Diameter: 150 mm

Heat-resistant black ceramic. Fibres from Jipi palm leaves fibres

The voluptuous Coyar Vase showcases the beauty of Colombian pottery and adds with its deep black shimmer an intense contrast to any room. Designer Cristina Celestion was inspired by Mucuras, the traditional ceramic vessels popular in Latin America, praising the shape of the female body. These were for example used as carafes and their origins can be traced back to pre-colonial times. Each vase is decorated with a contrasting ornament, made with fibres of the Jipi palm. The woven collars are still part of Colombian culture, but their origins go back to the Tairoans, a community of people living in what is today northern Colombia before the Europeans arrived. The collection includes four sizes with some models also available without a collar
Ames collaborates for the production of the Coyar vases with two family-owned businesses based in Tolima, a Colombian province that’s been a centre for pottery making and ceramic production for over 300 years. Their workshops employ more than 70 people, many of them are family members, with specialists for each production stage – from clay digging to kiln firing to polishing. One of the few tools the makers use – most of the work is done by hand – are corn husks. Once water and clay have been mixed, the mixture is simply left to dry in the sun. This natural process requires stable weather conditions and air temperatures of more than 35 degrees Celsius. The dark glaze is applied to the vases before they go into a kiln that’s fired by wood. As the last step, the pieces are polished with semi-precious stones to create a subtle shimmer. The preparation of the clay alone takes ten days and it takes twelve more days until the vase is made
Cristina Celestino is one of the most prolific contemporary italian designers. Her products and interiors share a softness, often defined by curved lines, a love for pastel hues and subtle links to Italy's rich design heritage. She graduated from the school of architecture at IUAV University of Venice in 2005 and started working as an interior and furniture designer

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