What can you get from a 40 × 40 tile? From the marble tiles fished out of the dusty warehouses of our artisan companies?
What things can be made by cutting with a machine in water jet technology, assemblandone simply pieces without creating waste material?
Little Gerla, the latest object born from this research, is a collection of 4 vases of different shapes and sizes obtained from a single recovery tile of cm. 40x40x3 without producing waste of processed material. With the waterjet cut, the tile is divided into four equal pieces of cm. 20x20x3 and from each of these are obtained concentric rings with a very thin thickness, about 4 mm which, overlapping and rotated together, form the shapes of the four vases. Very light vases as if they were made of porcelain, whose surface is characterized by the natural texture left by the cut of the waterjet.
Limited edition 1 / 36
design: Paolo Ulian & Moreno Ratti
Empty Crate 25 / 40cm height
photo: Paolo Ulian & Moreno Ratti