"Black Tourmaline + Quartz" vase from the Crystals Collection

by Carol Gay

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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 33x33x44
Unique Pieces Material : Crystal
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The Crystals collection is the result of obsessive research over the materials present in our daily lives and the concept of individual and collective affective memory. “Crystals were always present in my life as a child, strolling through handicraft fairs and observing gifts that my parents had received,” says designer Carol Gay. This rich natural material, which has unfortunately become banal in our collective vision, lead her to develop a product that would highlight these minerals that populate Brazilian soil. Through experiments with blown glass, she used the stones first as a form-giving element, and later as a supporting structure. She was particularly attracted to amethyst, citrine, calcite, and black tourmaline because of their inherent color and form, carefully selecting stones that would deform the glass and also showcase their crystalline structure. The final pieces embody contrasting weight, lightness, transparency, brightness, and color. NB: This is a series of Unique Pieces. Every vase has a different stone which makes the shape of the glass differ from piece to piece.

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Weight 17 kg
Dimensions 47 × 47 × 65 cm
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Carol Gay

Carol Gay was born in Sao Paulo in 1976. She graduated in the year of 2000 at Mackenzie University in Architecture and Urbanism program. from 1999 to 2000 she took part in the “ Construction of the Object” workshop at MUBE “The Brazilian Museum of Sculpture”, with the designers Fernando and Humberto Campana  this experience was the genesis of her current work. She has her works published on several design books including the Bloom Brasil Saboroso and Bloom Brasil Fé both from the trendsetter Lidewij Edelkoort. A hands-on experience, performing constant artisanal skills, and the permanent search for new materials have become essential features of my design.

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As Belgium is a small country without a very distinctive, nationalistic pride, artists and designers can work in complete freedom. There’s no higher purpose to be served. Creations can be the most individual expression of the most individual emotion. Thanks to this liberal creative climate – in combination with a strong, historical artistic tradition and qualitative art schools – Belgian art, design, and its collectors have gained international recognition for their avant-gardism. Besides, Belgium has always been a melting pot of different cultures, combining both German and Roman influences. This historical context gives designers the opportunity to colour outside the lines and outspokenly explore the borders between art, design, crafts, and industry. Strict typologies are left behind; rather, banal materials are transformed for a high-end context and meaningful stories are transmitted as an extra emotional layer. In doing so, these emancipated creations break out of traditional frames of reference, open up to everyone, and stand with both feet in our multicultural and multi-layered contemporary society. Visit the Contemporary Design Market x ADORNO collection in person at: TOUR & TAXIS Gare Maritime Rue Picard, 11 – 1000 Brussels, Belgium Saturday, 24 September (9.00 - 18.00) Sunday, 25 September 2022 (9.00 - 17.00)