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In stock, Ceramic White Kawa Vase, Set of 5, organic porcelain vases

$4,000per set

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A set of 5 tactile and organic porcelain vases with leather textured exterior surface and clear glazed interior. As a result of the production process each item is one-of-a-kind. Set includes 5 vases as shown in the image. This set of vases requires the most technical, detail-oriented work of any object in the Kawa Series. Each vase requires a complex mold - some with over 30 pieces of leather. Once cast each leather panel is delicately removed resulting in this expressive and highly-unique set of limited edition vases. Edition of 12 sets total + 1 A.P. Signed, numbered, and dated on the bottom. In stock, ready to ship. (1 set) From tallest to shortest: 4.5" diameter. x 14.5" 5" diameter. x 11" 4" diameter. x 9.5" 3.5" diameter. x 7", 3.5" diameter. x 5" 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.

Details

  • Creator
    Luft Tanaka (Artist, Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.5 in (36.83 cm)Diameter: 4.5 in (11.43 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 5
  • Style
    Modern (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2022
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Limited Edition)
  • Estimated Production Time
    Available Now
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU6099229770492

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    Ships From: Brooklyn, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Maker

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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