Thursday, July 17, 2008

Aalto by Jan Ctvrtnik at Droog

The classic savoy vase by Alvar Aalto (Karhula, Finnish pavilion, at the international exhibition in Paris 1937) takes a revival by Czech designer Jan Ctvrtnik in the Droog competition for climate theme.

savoy vase, 1936

The new Aalto vase by inspired by the outline of a Finnish lake and Čtvrtník’s design suggests how the lake’s shape could change due to climate change.
words from the designer:
"i realise that climate changes are visualised mostly by numbers and scientific measurements. in order to show changes, it is good to have reference point. And so the Aalto vase became that reference point with its shape originating from the shape of a Finnish lake.
the Droog part of the title can be translated as "Dry", obviously relating to global warming".

Al Gore will be satisfied...

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