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.
AOI Vase I is depicted as the center vase.
Soap Stone and Brass.
Made in Minas Gerais by Susana Bastos and Marcelo Alvarenga.