Artist/ Designer: Matteo Thun
b. 1952, Blozano, Italy
Dimensions: 10.5" h x 7" x 5"
Manufacturer: Memphis/Milano 1982
Details: Vintage example from 1982, from our founders personal collection (see photo of vase holding flowers in her Houston home in 1983.) Additional photo of this vase displayed on the Park Lane coffeetable in Grace Designs Showroom. Photo was taken for Interiors Magazine 1984 feature story on the Sottsass Associati designed showroom. This Titicaca travelled with the Memphis traveling exhibition to all venues from Memphis, Tennessee to the Cooper Hewitt in New York City. Imprinted THUN PER MEMPHIS on bottom. Excellent condition.
Notes from the Archive: The Memphis ceramics were named for lakes and rivers and Thun's design captures the flavor of a particularly exotic local. The angled vessel accentuates the natural repose of cut flowers and creates an Ikebana-like arrangement every time. One of the most popular designs of all the Memphis ceramics.
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