Inspired by Magritte’s famous “Ceci n’est pas une pipe”, valerie_objects’ collections play on perceptions and illusions to make us see all colors… and all shapes.
Duckling, flask, lamp… the designers solicited by the Belgian editor valerie_objects had fun playing with illusions and shapes to think of several of their collections.
This is not a top hat
For the Dishes to Dishes collection, named after the song “Ashes to Ashes” by David Bowie, designer Glenn Sesting imagines plates and bowls that have been thought of in such a way that the assembly of the base of one or the other forms the lid of the lower part.
Dishes to Dishes collection, design Glenn Sesting for valerie_objects
Dishes to Dishes Collection, design Glenn Sestig © valerie_objects
This is not a lamp
At first glance, the Maarten Bass pepper tree looks like a lamp. To imagine this realization, the designer was inspired by the archetype of the pepper mill: a cylinder with a round head.
Pepper mill, design Maarten Bass for valerie_objects
Pepper mill, design Maarten Bass © valerie_objects
Inner Circle Collection, design Maarten Bass © valerie_objects
This is not a duckling
Presented at an exhibition in Berlin last November, the Inner Circle collection by Maarten Bass is a set of glass objects, whose decanter is oddly reminiscent of a duckling.
Inner Circle Collection, design Maarten Bass for valerie_objects
This is not a ring toss game
The Trivets trivets from Muller Van Severen are made of a thin steel contour. Once assembled on top of each other, the mixture of shapes offers an abstract work with colorful lines.
Trivets trivet, design Muller Van Severen for valerie_objects
Salt and pepper shaker set, Nendo design © valerie_objects
Trivets trivet, design Muller Van Severen © valerie_objects
This is not a flask
This salt and pepper shaker set designed by Nendo is made of glass bottles. The transparent effect is a key element of his work because it allows you to look at the peppercorns or salt like raindrops through a frosted window.
Salt and pepper shaker set, Nendo design for valerie_objects