The pots, or rather the objects
'stacking vessels' by Pia Wüstenberg unite the material ceramics,
glass and wood and turn them into a working sculpture. The three
parts of each item can be used individually. The generous bottle
shape is put together from a ceramics bowl glazed on the inside, a
glass bowl fitted above the top of it and an exact fitting turned
vase shape, the edge of which consists of tree bark. All parts of it
are made and fitted by professional craftspeople. Archaic and
modernity unite here in an exciting object.
Pia Wüstenberg shows us with her
contrast between materials, surfaces, textures, symbols and colour
new surprising object-stories – they don't just tell us about the
creation, but also about the craft, about different possibilities of
use, about creative culture.
The German-Finnish designer Pia
Wüstenberg completed her professional qualification by attenting the
Royal College of Art from 2009 until 2011 and established her design
studio 'Piadesign' in London. Her first contribution to the London Design
Festival 2012 was the project 'stacking vessels' - further new and surprising variations of
this collection were presented since at all relevant international design venues were she meanwhile collected great reputation.