Prize-winning Dutch designer Marcel Wanders has created a versatile collection of symmetrical parts with sculptural elements, reinventing the century-old tradition of Delft porcelain, called Delft Blue. Each piece is an emblematic merger of the two countries and their rich cultural heritages.
The complement to the porcelain line created by the Dutch designer for Vista Alegre uses corrugation, an old decoration technique that creates distinctive creases inside the glass. The characteristically iconoclastic Wanders designed three bottles of different proportions for Blue Ming, creating a surprisingly harmonious set in line with the latest product design tendencies.
Collection nominated for the German Design Awards 2017.
Material: Crystal 30%
Artist: Marcel Wanders
Dimensions: Height 245 mm, Length 176 mm, Weight - 2,125 kg.
Series: Blue Ming
Production: Handmade Crystal
Brand: Vista Alegre
Use restrictions: Not suitable for microwaves. Not suitable for dishwasher.
About Marcel Wanders
Marcel Wanders is a product and interior designer who drew international recognition for his Knotted Chair produced by Droog Design in 1996. His work is ubiquitous; designing for leading international companies such as Flos, Alessi, Puma, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, MAC Cosmetics, Cappellini, B&B Italia, Moroso and Target. Wanders also designs for architectural projects, such as the Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami and the Villa Moda store in Bahrain.
In addition to running his studio, Wanders is cofounder and Artistic Director of the successful design label Moooi (2001).
He exhibits widely and his work is included in such significant museum collections as MoMA New York, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the V&A Museum, London. Wanders has further published numerous books and is extensively profiled in the global media, appearing in such publications as the New York Times, Domus, The Financial Times and Wallpaper Magazine.
About the brand
Over its long history, the Vista Alegre brand has always been intimately associated with Portuguese history and culture, which has achieved unparalleled recognition and visibility. Public recognition, perceived quality and the company’s investment in innovation and design has turned Vista Alegre into one of the very few Portuguese luxury brands to achieve iconic status on a worldwide level. Having adopted rigorousness, sophistication and versatility as its core values Vista Alegre has been able to harmoniously combine tradition and modernity and remain attuned to cultural trends. Spreading Portuguese culture worldwide, Vista Alegre products reflect the most recent design trends and are manufactured according to the highest quality and functionality standards.