Designed by the Chilean studio, Great Things to People, the Tarrugao vase series is evocative of the encounter between past and present, where ancient local porcelain production techniques give life to contemporary new aesthetics.
Available in three different heights and dimensions, these fine porcelain vases are cream-coloured and combine human intervention with the serial production process. The form of the vases, in fact, captures the gesture that the artisan makes while giving form to the material when it is still malleable: the result is the characteristic undulating rhythm of the Tarrugao vases.
Great Things to People (or simply gt2P) is the Santiago del Cile-based architecture, art and design studio, founded in 2009 by the associates Tamara Pérez, Sebastián Rozas, Guillermo Parada, Victor Imperiale and Eduardo Arancibia.
The definition they coined for their approach is “Paracrafting”, which synthesizes the research for new combinations and new intersections between industrial production and traditional craftsmanship. Through their work, the know-how of the Chilean artisan culture, for which they are spokespeople, can be integrated and applied to new design technologies.
From this point of view, nothing is left unexplored: from the geometric shapes of their bronze vases, the veining on rippled surfaces, composable furnishing systems, to lighting elements forged out of seemingly incompatible materials such as porcelain and lava.