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22.8.2020 - 21.2.2023
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec - Imperfections
ImperfectionsThe exhibition explores the subtle balance between imperfect and perfect. In nature, everything is mass produced. Yet every product is unique with its little imperfections.
In summer 2020 the Ruutu collection was complemented with ceramic vases which have the same simple, symmetrical shape. Ceramic Ruutu vases are hollow casted and finished by hand. A thin layer of enamel gives a feeling of depth as a finishing touch to the material.
Mouthblown art piecesThe exhibition also showcases art pieces by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, including large Ruutu glass vases with a special engraving. The vases come in an impressive size of 500 mm which makes them extremely challenging to produce. Creating a vase of this scale demands the expertise of the most skilled glassblowers at the Iittala Glass Factory. The larger size limits blowers to only blowing a couple of vases within a workday. The use of wooden molds provides fluidity and a vibrant feel to the mouthblown glass. The vases are created in moss green, copper, rain and clear glass.
“We wanted to create glass flowers that were a combination of two opposite materials: delicate glass and rough iron. One is mouthblown to life and the other one is hammered into the desired shape. There is something sensual in both materials although the techniques are completely different.”