Alexis Georgacopoulos * Duetto Vase

Duetto Vase – 2010 – Glazed ceramic
Using the disc hanging on it’s side this vase offers two possiblities, one as a soliflore, the other for a large flower bouquet. Part of the 4th Biennial of Ceramics in Contemporary Art, Albisola.
Alexis Georgacopoulos,
born 1976 in Athens, lives and works in Lausanne.The name and designs of Alexis Georgacopoulos are closely associated with the ECAL-University of Art and Design Lausanne, Switzerland, where he has been Head of industrial design Department from September 2000 until December 2008.
He set up numerous projects and exhibitions and has been involved in many workshops in conjunction with companies such as Serralunga, B&B Italia,Coca-Cola, Christofle or Swarovksi and designers such as Ronan Bouroullec, BarberOsgerby and the Campana brothers. During this period, the industrial design Department of the ECAL has become one of the most acclaimed and influential in design education worldwide.
In his own work, Alexis Georgacopoulos’s epitomizes design that is both functional and amusing, with humour as the counterweight to technology. ‘An object must induce sympathy,’ he asserts, and it has to be said that his objects succeed in doing just that! Whether handling his “Inflatable bottle cooler” (2000) for aperitifs on a lake shore or his “CMYK” (2006) colorful steel trays there is always a basis of a simultaneous return to fundamentals and the world of childhood’s playful memories.
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