How Vases are Made at the Royal Tichelaar Makkum in Holland

Dutch designer Hella Jongerius recently worked on 300 unique vases as special collector items to accompany the handmade, signed and numbered edition of her book titled ‘Hella Jongerius, Misfit’.

Phaidon kindly visited the Royal Tichelaar Makkum factory in The Netherlands, where they are creating this creative product, and decided to document the whole process.

It gives us a simple guide into how each vase is made and what it takes when glazing one of these products. Something I’m very vague with but at the same time very interested in.

‘The story is about experimenting’, says Jan Tichelaar. ‘It’s an experiment which becomes a project which becomes a product.’


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