The Jetsons

by UAU Romania

1.428 Incl.19% VAT

2 in stock

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Est delivery: Jan 1st, 2022
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Dimension LxWxH (cm): 30x20x35
Limited Editions Material : glazed ceramic, Neon Lighting, Stoneware
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Description

“The Jetsons” lamp is inspired by the American animated sitcom featuring the Jetson family living in a utopian future. The object is a sculptural gesture presented in a product context, a conceptual statement in which a functional object can communicate an abstract idea presented in bold colors and simple shapes.

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Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 50 × 50 × 50 cm
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About the designer


UAU

UAU is the result of approaching ceramics in an intuitive way, in which one wishes to explore different ceramic materials by analysing the concept of existence, where functionality is not only ergonomics or rationality, but something that goes beyond their limits. UAU is a sculptural gesture presented in a product context, a conceptual statement in which a functional object can communicate an abstract idea presented in bold colours and simple shapes.

Curated by

The body of work in this collection consists of pieces by Greek designers of the mainland and the diaspora, or international professionals who live and work in Greece. As a common theme we tackle the elusive notion of “Greekness” and how this transpires through the work of seemingly diverse and distinct individuals. In our attempt to define “Greekness”, we aim to raise questions about how this plays out in the work presented. How do Greek designers view their identity? Is it through their effort to decipher their heavy heritage? Is form important in order to achieve a predisposed classic elegance, or is a philosophical disposition towards shape more poignant? Could it be simply a resourcefulness and DIY ethic to make up for the absence of design infrastructure? How do Greek designers based abroad deal with their background? Could it be that they simply ignore it in order to finally free themselves? Is there a certain amount of innovation necessary in order to channel it into the new environment? Finally, how do foreign designers see their work influenced by their Greek surroundings? Is it the reference through the use of noble materials such as marble or the abundance of natural light that makes their work unquestionably Greek? Or could it be something else they were seeking when they decided to move here, something abstract like humour or drama? Could their arrival finally mean a departure from Greek heritage’s self-reference? The pieces that we present might seem ill-matched, but they share an important core element. They are confident in their narrative of a personal story of identity, that is either at peace or against the Greek archetype. Through this communication, they all describe a culturally mature and vibrant scene that is finally extroverted and coming of age.