Parallel to Design Basel 2013 the Basel based collective Depot Basel presented an exhibition devoted to two related, yet entirely different, processes: crafting and drawing.
Among the many excellent projects on display one that particularly caught our attention was the Crystal Vases project from Universität der Künste Berlin student Lukas Wegwerth.
Undertaken in cooperation with the Königlichen Porzellan Manufaktur zu Berlin and the Neuen Museum Berlin, crystal vases explored using crystals to “repair” broken vases.
We use the quotation marks delibertely because Lukas’ process doesn’t return the vases to their original splendour but rather creates new objects that have the memory and glamour of the originals but in a new aesthetic and context.
The broken become valuable. Waste becomes desirable.
A few impressions…..