The OKO family is a collection of pieces made of ceramic with an unmistakable artistic panache. Each of the collections to date has made full use of the richness of illustration and its fine lines, the broad strokes of a paintbrush and the depths of multicoloured ceramic glazes. “OKO Vase” came first and lent the name to the whole collection. It was first presented in 2014 as part of Tokyo Designers Week and has since had numerous re-editions and collection launches, all decorated and hand-painted by the artist. Its organic spindle-shaped form and trademark spherical depressions together with graphic patterns and colours pay tribute to history and craftsmanship while maintaining a distinct contemporary character.
“FORMS” (2020) is Malwina Konopacka’s latest project. Stylistically it sets itself apart from the graphic decorations and painting-like expression of the previous collections. The walls of the vessels are covered entirely in saturated colours and their gradients in order to, as the name suggests, bring the form into focus.
Underglaze painting / transparent glaze