B Fora Vase by Nicolau dos Santos

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
B Fora

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Vase

INSPIRATION:
B fora is born from the desire to combine the beauty and harmony of Greek conception of body perfection with our contemporary graceful female body silhouette. Combining the Greek and the modern canons of beauty, a new side has been revealed: the B side. This new amphora is not just a piece of furniture, but a way to talk about the modern beauty as the ancients Greeks did.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The idea is to redesign the classic greek amphora into a modern piece that perfectly fits our home interiors. A b side has been offered to an amphora to become a B fora. The curvy curves that characterize the vase and the two straight handles have been carefully designed to keep the vase in perfect balance once extracted from the mold. With the waterproof coating on his internal side, the vase can contain liquids inside.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
B fora is a vase that can be used for serving beverage during your meals, for contains flowers and for interiors decor. In the documentation that can be found inside the packaging, there is a sticky hand toy, to spank the vase when it deserves it.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project idea came in March 2019 after a personal study on ancient greek art. We started working on the shapes for more than 3 months, trying to combine the idea of the beauty perfection of ancient greeks with our contemporary conception. The prototyping phase started in June and took 3 months to reach the right shapes. From September till December we realized the production of the 70 vases, the packaging, and the gadgets connected to the product. Everything took place in Milan, Italy.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Furniture Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The B fora is born in the atelier of the Italian master ceramist Michele Puzzo. After realizing the render images and technical draws of the B fora, the vase has been craved on a plaster cylinder using the traditional pottery lathe and sculpting the femminile curves with an accurate handwork. The production of the vases has been made with the slipcasting technique. The shape of the vase has been carved inside the packaging into a layer of foam that prevents the vase from being knocked during the shippings.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
B fora ​Material: Whiteware ceramic External finish (depends on the edition): Skin: acrylic coloring My friend: transparent matte finishing Special: depending on the artist choice Internal finish: dipped it in the crystalline glossy and waterproof coating Size: 165 x 120 x h.350 mm Weight: 1200gr. Packaging Dimensions: 210 x 400 x h.150 mm Material: white recycled cardboard with white shaped foam layer

TAGS:
vase, ceramic, interior, greekstyle, homedecor, amphora

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
History: the vases have always been connected to the femininity because of their qualities of receiving and containing liquids. The pregnant woman who carries the baby in her lap protecting, feeding, and giving him/her everything needed can be a clear example of it. Subconscious: in psychology also, the vase has always been associated with women. According to Freud, the vase symbolizes the woman and the relations with the opposite sex. Alchemy: finally, in Medieval literature we find the Holy Grail, the vase which contains the elixir of life, an image that immediately suggests the woman gift of life.

CHALLENGE:
Finding the right balance between the aesthetic of the vase and its possible realization on a production that uses the slipcasting technique. In particular, the challenge came out during the drying phase, after the vase was taken off from the mold. The narrowest parts of the vase have been designed several times to reach the right balance and avoid the collapse of the vase due to the weight.

ADDED DATE:
2020-05-02 21:44:00

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Designer: Nicolau dos Santos and Art director: Stephanie Blanchard

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1 : Photographer Tiago Marques, B fora, 2020.
Image #2 : Photographer Tiago Marques, B fora, 2020.
Image #3 : Photographer Tiago Marques, B fora, 2020.
Image #4 : Photographer Tiago Marques, B fora, 2020.
Image #5 : Photographer Tiago Marques, B fora, 2020.

Video credits: Tania de Pascalis, B fora skin edition catalog, 2020.

Visit the following page to learn more: https://www.iammistudio.com
CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Iammi

PROFILE:
Iammi is a design studio based in Milano founded in 2018 by Portuguese Italian designer dos Santos & French Italian art director Stephanie Blanchard.The brand represents a perfect balance between the passions of the two founders, a way to combine their visions into a concrete object. Iammi is a full service design brand that projects and creates original and unconventional products fusing tradition and innovation. The studio is located in Milano center, via Col del Rosso 1.

NOMINATION DETAILS

B Fora Vase by Nicolau Dos Santos is a Nominee in Furniture Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

B Fora Vase by Nicolau Dos Santos is Winner in Furniture Design Category, 2020 - 2021.



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