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Rasta Vase / Rasta Bowl: Hand Blown Etched Glass by Jordan Mozer, 2008


The Rasta Vase was made in Chicago, Il in 2008-2010. It is composed of hand-blown etched glass inspired by the spirit and coiffure of Bob Marley. These pieces were originally created in 2008 as lighting for for América's Restaurant in Houston, Texas. The vase are about 10” x 7 ¼”. Provenance: collection of the artist. The Rasta glass concept was created by Jordan Mozer + Associates, Ltd. for Chef Michael Cordua’s Americas Restaurant in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood. Mozer (b.1958) has been collaborating with Chef Cordua since 1992. Mozer and Cordua are inspired by the myriad cultures blended together in the Americas; the narratives of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Cormack McCarthy; the anthropology of dining. Chef Cordua’s fusion cuisine blends ingredients indigenous to the Americas with traditional pan-Latin American recipes influenced by European techniques. The designs of the four restaurants Mozer has designed for Chef Cordua are layered visual narratives of the Americas. Chef Cordua is celebrated for brilliantly and irreverently mixing exclusively indigenous South American foodstuffs with European preparation techniques, producing radical contemporary North American dishes. Like Chef Cordua’s dishes, the design tells a uniquely North American story with elements created with pieces of ancient, pre-historic South American culture, the contemporary urban street culture of the Americas and mythological elements that come from Europe. Like the Chef’s food, each component is handmade from scratch, produced in America. Squash, beans and corn were the foods that led to the green revolution of the Americas are represented in the space. Photos: Photos of single vases by John Stewart Clark. Photos of América's Restaurant by Doug Snower. Ms. Archer is responsible for the Oak Street Gallery photo. Eliza Mozer is responsible for the photo of the three vases together. Each piece is different and unique. Please message us for photos of specific pieces and any questions.


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    Mozer Studios LLC handcrafts all of their small batch products. They are never mass produced. We invite our patrons to embrace the nuanced irregularities of the form, surface and finishes as evidence of handwork, defining each piece as 1 of kind...
  • Dimensions
    H 10 in. x Dm 7.25 in.H 25.4 cm x Dm 18.42 cm
  • Diameter
    7.25 in. (18.42 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
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Jordan Mozer Studios, LLC

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Jordan Mozer has been described as “a Renaissance man”... “visionary, idiosyncratic and utterly original”.. “a poet, an artist and a maker of magic” ... “a springboard into the realm of architecture as art”…. “the thinking man’s designer”…”an American original”, and “Chicago’s other Jordan.” He is the founder, owner and lead designer of Jordan Mozer & Associates, Ltd. Prior to earning degrees in architecture and industrial design, Jordan studied painting, sculpture, English and fashion design, all of which inform the consistently successful and newsworthy architectural projects his 33 year old firm has completed for clients like Barney’s New York, Asprey, Garrard, Disney, The Rolling Stones, Marriott, Volkswagen, Universal Studios, MGM/ Mirage, Steve Wynn & Lettuce Entertain You. To infuse projects with dreamlike personalities, Mozer’s team invents and manufactures all of their furnishings and lighting from scratch in small batches using a combination of art, digital technology, handwork, sustainable materials and local labor. Mozer’s projects are celebrated in countless articles, museum and gallery exhibitions and public and private collections. Jordan has taught at the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois in Chicago and Champaign, sat on numerous design juries and lectures extensively throughout the United States and in Europe. Just recently Mozer’s studio's objects have become available to collectors through auctions, galleries, and now 1st Dibs.

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