300 Coloured Vases
||Koninklijke Tichelaar B.V.
art & design
||porcelain, various glazes, height 410 mm, ø 160 mm
300 Coloured Vases is the third version of the ongoing colour study by Hella Jongerius, carried out in close collaboration with Koninklijke Tichelaar. She repeatedly uses the Red White Vase (1997), which gradually became an icon in our collection, as a 'canvas' for her colour experiments and this time round the main focus of the research is the perception of colours that are optically mixed. Using ten old natural glaze ingredients and a hundred synthetic ceramic colours, different combinations create a series of three hundred different vases with polychrome colours. ‘300 Coloured Vases’ was on display during Hella Jongerius' first retrospective in the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in November 2010, where it formed the exhibition’s unforgettable 'centrepiece'.