Tanque is a water container/flower vase inspired by Milanese street vendors. Every week there is a market at my studio’s street and it is amazing to see how vendors create and develop their own stands in order to exhibit fruit and flower, fish and meat. With this piece I want to freeze this ready-made attitude, paying an homage to the creativity and low use of resources of this men, in order to create functional objects. Since the material selected for this collection was read clay I wanted to mix it with other materials coming from my home country, Portugal, like granite ‘Pedras Salgadas’ and Cryptomeria wood from Azores. This containers can be used as vases or even as aquariums.

Main dimensions- 380x230x200mm / 200x200x300mm
Crafted in Portugal by Irmãos Regas and Manuel Rêga

This project was part of the 'Terracotta Everyday' exhibition powered by FID – Federazione Italiana del Design in a collective between 10 young Italian designers, presented during Milan Design Week 2014 at Superstudio.

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Photos | Alessio Monzani
: Photos | Alessio Monzani