The ITA-collection was inspired by the Latin-American indigenous people. The ornaments in brass and hardwoods refer to the body accessories their people use. Besides, ITA means 'stone' in the Tupi-Guarani language. The AMORFOS-series intended to explore to the extreme the plasticity of soapstone, resulting in a set of sculptures-vases that combines different ratios of masses and voids. The BOLA SABAO-pots was developed in partnership with designer Tatiana Queiroz, combining pure stone forms and light silhouettes of brass. The AOI-collection was developed in partnership with Tatiana Queiroz as well and was created as a set of three vases with distinct and complementary shapes. They work together, as a set, or as individual vases, with or without their lid, as utility or ornamental objects.
Bola Sabao in size medium is depicted on the back left side of the image.
Soap Stone and Brass.
Made in Minas Gerais by Susana Bastos and Marcelo Alvarenga.