INNER SIDE OF THE SHAPE is a combination of copper and brass vases mended by craftsman Victor Clopotar, which will intrigue the viewer with the interplay between the inner and outer layers of materials.
ARTISAN: Victor Clopotar was born into a family of Căldărari, a Roma community in Brăteiu, Transylvania with centuries old history in metal crafts – copper, silver and brass. He has followed in the footsteps of his ancestors and trained as a copper-smith. There used to be 200 Roma copper-smiths in his village, but today there are only six left. Working with copper is a real craft challenge, and Victor is one of the few people in the world able to create something elliptical or asymmetrical.
DESIGNER: A collage of wood, glass, metal, plastic, used in different proportions, vigorously articulated into a bold, contrasting aesthetic, is what defines Radu Abraham’s body of work. He is based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
BUSINESS: Victor Dulgheru has a wide experience in the product development of household objects and home decor, handmade in underprivileged communities from Romania.
shape no 1: Two intersected volumes / a vase with double wall
shape no 2: Two intersected volumes / a vase with double wall
shape no 3: Two intersected volumes / a vase with double wall
shape no 4: Two intersected volumes / a vase with double wall