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Set of 3 White Ceramic Kawa Vessels, Leather textured organic Porcelain vases

$2,050per set

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Monolithic in shape and defined by their single vertical seams, the Kawa Vessels are fluid & expressive. Their construction method really shines light on their unique production technique, resulting in a velvety soft leather texture. Perfect for styling a foyer console, modern credenza, or as a tabletop centerpiece. As a result of the production process each piece is always one-of-a-kind. Set includes 3 vessels as shown in the image. Approx. Dimensions: 6.5" diameter x 14" height 7" diameter x 12" height 5" diameter x 10" height Made to order. Signed and dated. The Kawa Series is a collection of porcelain objects that are made by casting liquid clay into sewn leather molds. The precarious and beautifully-involved process is completely unique to Luft Tanaka Studio, and results in truly one-of-a-kind art objects. All pieces are handmade in Brooklyn at Luft Tanaka Studio. Each Kawa piece starts as a sketch on paper. With the assistance of a 3-D modeling program, Luft creates patterns to be cut out of leather. After the leather mold, which can be reused about a dozen times, is sewn and prepared, liquid porcelain is poured inside. As the porcelain sits inside the mold, it forms a thin wall along the leather surface picking up the leather texture and organic form from the flexible leather mold. Once dry, the leather mold is carefully cut open using a seam ripper and delicately peeled off the piece which is then carefully finished by hand.

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Luft Tanaka Studio

Luft Tanaka Studio specializes in creating original art-objects, lighting, and furniture at the intersection of design, technology and craft. Originally from Kasugai, Japan, Luft moved to New York City in 2008 and studied product design at Parsons School of Design. By drawing on his background in industrial design, Luft utilizes his intuitive understanding of a wide variety of materials and processes, to create truly unique and covetable objects and works of art.
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