MASQ mirrors and vases: accessories between pre-Columbian masks, art and irony - DesignOnWeb
In the MASQ collection of mirrors and vases designed by Masquespacio Studio in collaboration with Lucie Kaas, the boundaries between art and functional design become blurred
The collection of MASQ mirrors and vases are easily mistaken as pieces of abstract art. They are masks of pre-Columbian inspiration with a decorative function that stimulates humor in the environment, but when observed closely their practical function is also revealed: two mirrors, the female figure AMAM and the male one APAP and two vases for a single flower, RISUS and ONAM
In addition to the pre-Columbian culture immediately evoked in the mind of the designer part of the duo Masquespacio Studio, Ana Milena Hernández Palacion, originally from Columbia when asked by Lucie Kaas to design a collection of masks the other influence that shapes the new forms of MASQ is that of The Memphis Group, the design and architecture movement founded by Ettore Sottsass
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