photographer: © Karin Nussbaumer
The series of paper vessels takes inspiration from characteristic black Etruscan ceramics. The carafes, goblets and cups are handcrafted from wallpaper used for its strength and resistance to light.
The Etruscan was a folk that lived 800 to 100 B.C. in the Toscana. Their so-called Bucchero ceramic is black because the pottery was fired in an atmosphere charged with carbon monoxide instead of oxygen. This technique is know as 'reducing firing' and leads to a shiny metallic look. The Etruscan imitated oriental metal works that were imported from Cypress and Phoenicia (modern day Lebanon and Syria). In this means Western knowledge of porcelain production was combined with Eastern sense of aesthetics. This is a example of how one culture has influence on another one leading to renewal and cultural richness.
Design team: Siba Sahabi