(jiří macek) What happens if a color materializes? And if one color permeates another one? And if one shape pervades another one? Spanish designer Oscar Diaz explored these questions when designing the RGB vase. The end result is pure beauty.
The vase, which the London-based Spanish designer designed for the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, is an interpretation of the color typical for Veuve Clicquot, the ICA sponsor. Diaz first decomposed the typical color of this luxury champagne in a computer into RGB colors. Then, he transferred the individual components into three individual vases entitled Red, Green, and Blue along the lines of an RGB model. Thus, he played in an unexpected way with technological methods of contemporary graphics or print in the environment of hand-made glass, the fundamentals of which have not changed for centuries. After all, one can get a glimpse of this procedure in each glass of this champagne brand popular among golf players.
Even though the RGB vase represents one of the few products that this experimenter and fresh graduate from the Royal College of Art has designed, the path exactly fits in with the overall perception of design because he introduces visualizations of thoughts that are close to graphic design and typography into 3D space. His calendar is drawn by ink that is gradually absorbed by numbers. The abstract Socket 3D elements stand for possible lamps and the Profile lamp is decomposed into the tiniest particles and symbols. At the Brit Insurance Awards gala dinner in the Design Museum in London, Diaz transformed the menu into meals and 3D decorations. The project could not have any other name than Information vs. Decoration.