Tarrugao is the series of vases of the Chilean study Great Things to People that tells a meeting between present and past in which the ancient local techniques of the manufacture of porcelain give life to a new contemporary aesthetic.
Proposed in three heights and dimensions, they reveal human interaction with the serial production process. In fact, the shape of the vases captures the gesture that the craftsman gives to the material when it is still malleable. This defines a wave pattern that characterizes the surface of the vessels.
Great Things to People
"An architecture, art and design studio, great things to People (or gt2P) was formed in 2009 in Santiago, Chile by partners Tamara Pérez, Sebastián Rozas, Guillermo Parada, Victor Imperiale and Eduardo Arancibia. The studio continuously researches and experiments with mixing digital fabrication and traditional, lo-tech knowledge; a concept they call Paracrafting.This approach brings together the know-how of Chilean artisans with digital technologies in design and manufacturing. The resulting practice produces DNA to generate families of products in both personalized and series ways; everything from geometric bronze vessels to ribbed, undulating walls, modular furniture systems, and lighting in Porcelain cloth casted mixed with Lava.Through their approaches, the studio seeks to promote new encounters between the technologies for projecting and the richness of the local expressed in traditional materials and techniques.gt2P work is represented by the New Yorker gallery Friedman Benda since 2015. In 2016, gt2P will be launching the Tarrugao collection for Cappellini during New York Design Week 2016. Previous shows/exhibitions gt2P have participated at include: Museum of Art and Design MAD NY, Design Miami with Friedman Benda 2015, Cappellini Milan 2014, PAD London and Paris with Galerie Gosserez 2014, Rossana Orlandi Milan 2013 and more.