Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Tjep's Shock Proof Vases Collection

Shock Proof 1- Collection of vasesShock Proof 2- Shock Proof Blossom

Shock Proof is a collection of existing vases made from Ceramics / Polyurethane rubber, upon which Tjep has applied the Do Break principle. When broken, these vases does not fall apart but remain watertight because of a special rubber coating applied inside the vases.

'The cracks form a new superimposed decorative pattern, witness to dramatic events to which the vases may be subjected: anything from a lovers quarrel to earthquakes.

The first Shock Proof collection was presented at the ACME Gallery in LA (April 2006) and realized upon special request of curator John Geresi. LA seemed to be a very suitable location to introduce the concept as the region is subject to frequent and sometimes intense seismic activity.'
- Tjep.

Shock Proof 3Shock Proof 4- Shock Proof Egg VaseShock Proof 5- Shock Proof Egg VaseShock Proof 6
Below the Do Break Principle.
Do Break 1Do Break 2Do Break 3They are for Droog Design for Do in collaboration with Peter van der Jagt, the Do Break made from Porcelain & rubber, cracks but does not shatter when it hits the floor. Not only can the vase still be used but it also gains in beauty as the cracks multiply to form a unique pattern. From now on, any lover's quarrel is an improvement.

a+. tjep
a+. droog design
a+. do

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