In the foyer of 4.1 we have found a stand that contains a couple of designs from students of the Tomas Bata University in Zlín Tjech Republic. They were asked to redesign a historical object from the Museum of Glass and Jewelry in Jablonec nad Nisou. “All designers built their work mainly on the results of their predecessors”, says doc Petr Stanicy.
The vase above, designed by Tomás Krejcí, is one of the products you will find at the stand, He was attracted by the colour and structures of the original vases which looked malleable. In his design he created a vase that was made out of glass combined with a flexible material. He merges those two materials together so people can modify their vase to their liking. The flexible material invites people to play with the vase and fold it in the way they prefer.
This design is a great example of the trend Touch Thirst, because the design invites people to have a tactile experience.
Written by Jaap Meijers
Source: stand Tomas Bata University Ambiente
Photo by Cas Hendriks