To celebrate a special moment

AperativoRH_900

Aperativo for Royal Leerdam Crystal 2009.
A series of glass dildo’s on a champagne glass stem,
to celebrate special moments.

Glass is the perfect hygienic material for this kind of objects therefore Richard Hutten designed a dildo on a stem of a drinking glass. As an object for inspiration, to get in to the mood rather than using it, which makes it more of an anti-dildo.

Yes, Art is to inspire and allow the imagination to soar –
Master is well-capable to take it from there.

 

Richard G. J. Hutten (born 30 March 1967 in Zwollerkerspel) is a Dutch designer. Hutten started his own design studio in 1991 in Rotterdam after graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven.

Hutten’s work is part of the permanent collections of the Centraal Museum Utrecht, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Philippe Starck used some of Huttens designs for the interiors of the Delano Hotel Miami and the Mondrian Hotel Los Angeles. His work has also been exhibited in Milan, Cologne, Paris, London, Berlin, Weimar, Toronto, Ghent, Verona (Abitare il Tempo), Amsterdam (Stedelijk Museum), Rotterdam (Kunsthal and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen), Utrecht (Centraal Museum), Den Bosch (Museum het Kruithuis), Breda (Museum De Beyerd), New York (Museum of Modern Art), Copenhagen (Louisiana Museum), Helsinki (Industry Museum & Alvar Aalto Museum), Bremen (Ubersee Museum), Montreal, Tokyo (Idée, E&Y), Osaka, Stuttgart (Design Centre) and San Francisco (Museum of Modern Art).

 


10 Comments on “To celebrate a special moment”

  1. Esther F. Gorden says:

    what do you mean you can only look at them? 😦 feh!
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    Sent from my iPad

    • dievca says:

      I was a little bummed about the fragility, too. I don’t know — I don’t think I am up for keeping the “tchotchkes” out….NYC apartments are small and everything needs a dual purpose. XO

  2. Uh uh!! I feel uncomfortable in the knowledge that these are breakable objects. Even if I know they are made to be looked at only… I’d prefer something to look at AND use 🙂

    • dievca says:

      Sometimes I wonder how artists find/develop/pursue their vision. Did he find the Crystal company to complete his idea? Did the Crystal company ask him to develop something for a collection? Who has bought the items?

  3. Pelelotus says:

    Pretty. It entices you yet does not deliver any satisfaction. Bloody tease!

  4. thruthemist says:

    a beautiful tease indeed

    • dievca says:

      I know if I walked into someone’s apartment and saw these pieces, I would look twice and start a conversation about the pieces. That is the point of Art, right?

  5. Beautiful to be sure but to only look at? I would be too tempted to put them to use.


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