Michael Geertsen says his “Closely Separated” vase is a reminder of “the beauty in disharmony and how old things can lead to new, if we change our perspective.”
The faience vase is made of abstract bowls, plates and cups that are merged together in an “intuitive” way. The 27-cm vase, which comes in white or yellow, shows flowers to their best advantage but easily stands on its own merits.
Geertsen is an internationally known ceramist working both as an artist and a designer. He was born in 1966 and lives in Denmark. He was a potter’s apprentice from 1984 to 1988 and was educated in 1993 at the Danish Design School in Copenhagen. His work appears in museums such as Victoria and Albert Museum, London and in the Museum of Art and Design, New York. The designer states that his design philosophy is to make “humoristic objects that evoke debate and reflection.”