The collection
Vase, coffee pot and cups in charcoal grey with elements made to look like pieces of plumbing pipe.

Tulip Vase, Coffeepot, and Cups, Black Gold

Designed by
Ineke Hans (born 1966)
Produced by
European Ceramic Work Centre, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
23.5 x 21 x 9 cm

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Liliane and David M. Stewart Collection, 2011.173.2

After her graduation from the Royal College of Art in 1995, Dutch designer Ineke Hans first worked for Bořek Šípek before setting up her own studio in 1998. A residency at the European Ceramics Work Centre allowed her to experiment and learn new techniques.

In this process, Hans became interested in methods for assembling and mass-producing tableware from molded parts. In her Black Gold series, she attempted to assemble as many form types as possible from as few molded component types as possible.

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, photo: Angéline Dazé.