Janák´s vases from 1911 are a lesson in good design – two curves, three sizes and five variations on a decorative pattern – a collection of 30 vases that look so original and contemporary it is hard to believe they were designed almost a hundred years ago.
Reproduction of the original held by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.
Material: earthenware or porcelain vases
Manufactory: hand-decorated glazed cast
Between 1911 and 1920, Hofman developed ground-breaking Cubist ceramics, and metal and glass objects for the manufacturing co-operative Artěl. His vases, ashtrays and coffee sets number among the most distinctive Cubist decorative objects of their time alongside Janák’s Crystal box.