Iridescences by Dimitri Bähler
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
Set in polychrome ceramic with lustre technique created together with Maurizio Tittarelli Rubboli Iridescences is a collection of four ceramic vases and bowls. All the objects are finely crafted, yet each has its own specific aspect on the surface: each was conceived as a blank canvas challenging the very rare and time-consuming lustre technique. Of ancient Middle-Eastern origins, this special way of glazing ceramics was brought to splendour in Umbria region in the 15th century.
Thanks to a special blend of metallic salts and clay, and to a special ring, incredible iridescent and chromatic effects are created. This technique requires great skill and dexterity, and only a few ateliers can nowadays master it.