BORN A Castiglioni broth­ers reis­sue has curve ap­peal AGAIN

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Back in 1968, ital­ian tile com­pany cedit tasked achille and pier gi­a­como castiglioni with cre­at­ing a se­ries of ce­ramic ob­jects, with the only brief be­ing to keep it small. the pair pro­posed a small col­lec­tion of vases, whose orig­i­nal shapes ref­er­enced ab­stracted geo­met­ric forms. the body of the vase is held by a curved sup­port, an ar­range­ment that of­fers mul­ti­ple sil­hou­ettes de­pend­ing on the viewer’s per­spec­tive: a cone with a fly­ing but­tress from one an­gle, a gap­ing pocket from an­other. half a cen­tury af­ter the orig­i­nal de­sign, ‘lapis’, was re­leased, cedit has reis­sued the pieces in grey, dark blue and red. and thanks to the ur­gent sense of modernity that guided the cas­tiglio­nis through­out their ca­reers, the pieces look just as rel­e­vant to­day as they did back in 1968.

‘lapis’ 11cm vase in ciliegia (red), €120; ‘lapis’ 20cm vase in Fumo (grey), €180; ‘lapis’ 15cm vase in note (dark blue), €150, all by achille and pier gi­a­como castiglioni, For cedit by Florim

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