The minimalist in us is obsessed with how these simple, matte, geometric ceramic vessels by the Danish company Raawii almost look two-dimensional. And the chromophile in us is in love with the multiple hues, from rich buttercup yellow through to orange, to blue and to deep forest green.
It will be no surprise to discover these vessels are inspired by a cubist artist, the Danish modernist painter, Vilhelm Lundstrøm. Drawing on the artist's bold portrayal of simplified pots and vases, Raawii has created a range of simple and functional everyday objects distinguished by their sculptural and graphic form.
These vessels are the embodiment of the modernist principle of 'form follows function', and although they could simply be displayed as sculptural works of art, they are not merely to be looked at. These bowls were made to be filled with luscious fruit and these vases were made to carry the most beautiful flower arrangements.
These are real statement pieces that could stand alone in any collection but what we love most about them is the possibility for play within these ranges, combining them to create unusual, contrasting ceramic sets.