Last week I was very fortunate to be invited to the launch of a new product by Villeroy & Boch called Second Glance, The LoopArt Project.
Villeroy & Boch have been manufacturing ceramics for bathrooms, tiles and tableware since 1748 and have had many collaborations with artists over the years.
For their latest collaboration they have teamed up with Ebon Heath an artist from Brooklyn who looks at things from different perspectives. Who deconstructs things and puts them back together.
The result is a limited edition of 100 unique pieces, numbered and signed by the artist.
At first glance the designs seem to consist of trailing flowers but at Second Glance you can see glimpses of the rich tradition of the V & B legacy. Snippets of words and half formed faces of characters from the long history of the brand.
We also had the opportunity to see Ebons’ LoopArt mobile which was described as a sculptural poem.
Oh, and did I mention the launch was in Berlin?