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Puro Vase - Alessandro Mendini - Maison Matisse

Puro Vase

Alessandro Mendini

Puro Vase

The Puro vase is the result of Alessandro Mendini joining forces with Maison Matisse, a tribute by the Italian designer to Henri Matisse's work and one of his last pieces.

Made up of eight colors designed by Alessandro Mendini for Maison Matisse, this earthenware vase reflects the Italian designer's understanding of color. Bright hues are showcased by matt black and white details. Its scalloped shape is inspired by La Blouse Roumaine and the floral patterns in Henri Matisse's painting.

Made entirely by hand by Alessio Sarri in his Florence studio, the Puro vase has been produced in a series of eight and four artist's proofs.

Every piece is signed and numbered by the designer and Maison Matisse.

Puro Vase

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Additional information

Designer: Alessandro Mendini
Dimensions: Height: 27 cm (10.6 in.) | Width: 17 cm (6.7 in.) | Depth: 17 cm (6.7 in.)
Weight: 1.5 kg
Materials: earthenware
Techniques used: casting, airbrushing
Manufacture: vase handcrafted by Alessio Sarri, in Italy

Puro Vase - Alessandro Mendini - Maison Matisse
Puro Vase - Alessandro Mendini - Maison Matisse

Why Puro?

Meaning "pure" in Italian, the designer used the primary colors which form the basis and are the origin of any painting. Alessandro Mendini was also inspired by the curvaceous figure in the La Blouse Roumaine painting and wrote the following about this vase: "to pay tribute to Matisse, I explored a complex, contorted and organic shape, as if it were conceptual foliage."

Puro Vase - Alessandro Mendini - Maison Matisse
Puro Vase - Alessandro Mendini - Maison Matisse
Puro Vase - Alessandro Mendini - Maison Matisse
Puro Vase - Alessandro Mendini - Maison Matisse
Puro Vase - Alessandro Mendini - Maison Matisse