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Vases, Limited, 2003

This is a vases. It was designed by Joris Laarman Lab.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Groninger Museum as part of Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.

It is dated 2003. Its medium is ceramic.

Mass-manufactured ceramic objects are traditionally cast in plaster molds, which break down after about 60 uses. This series of ceramic vases shows the deterioration of the mold; each cast vase is eroded more than the last. Despite the seeming identicality celebrated in mass manufacturing, Limited highlights the limits of this production process.

It is credited Courtesy of Groninger Museum, the Netherlands.

Its dimensions are

Dims of Groningen vitrine, for display size: H x W x D: 51 × 201 × 35 cm (20 1/16 in. × 6 ft. 7 1/8 in. × 13 3/4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Joris Laarman Lab: Design in the Digital Age.

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