MAGNOLIA VASE by Naja Utzon Popov

Internationally acknowledged ceramist and sculptor Naja Utzon Popov has created an organically shaped vase that directly addresses our collective longing for authenticity, simplicity and nature. The Magnolia vase, inspired by the flowers of the magnolia tree. She inherited her creative genes from her grandfather, Jørn Utzon, a Danish architect known for designing the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia; her mother, prominent Danish artist Lin Utzon; and her father, acclaimed Australian architect Alex Popov.

The surface of the Magnolia vase is matt and tactile, in beautiful contrast with the smooth, glazed interior surfaces. The shape is just as accommodating and organic as the material, and the new Magnolia vase by Sibast Furniture exemplifies the nature-inspired design of ceramist Naja Utzon Popov.

Magnolia is a ceramic vase and is available in white or black.

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TYPE: Vase
DESIGNER: Naja Utzon Popov
YEAR OF DESIGN ORIGIN: 2021
MATERIAL: Ceramics
TREATMENT AND COLOUR: Black or white with mat glaze inside
DIMENSIONS: H: 32 cm/12.6 inches

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Delivery time:  1-2 days – LAUNCHED 1st OF NOVEMBER 2021 – Pre-order now!

Returns within 30 days with convenient return service

The Sibast Furniture collection is designed and manufactured to last for generations. It is made with the same attention to detail, craftsmanship and high quality as our ancestors. To ensure it ages gracefully and with the longest lifespan, it is important that it is properly maintained and cared for as recommended in our maintenance and care instructions.

All furniture included in the Sibast Furniture collection is made out of natural material such as clay, wood, fabric and leather. This means that differences will occur in both finishes and material and that natural markings in the leather hides as well as natural variations in the surface of the wood and the colour of the finishes must be appreciated and expected.

Please see our maintenance and care instructions

WITH CREATIVE GENES FROM HER GRANDFATHER JØRN UTZON

The Magnolia vase has equal measures of utmost simplicity and evident complexity, exactly like the upward reaching flower of the magnolia tree, Naja Utzon Popov’s source of inspiration. The ceramic vase is oval in shape, opening up with a slanted, frazzled edge to create an illusion of continued growth. According to Naja Utzon Popov, the slanted edge means that flowers naturally move towards an ideal space for blossoming.

“The underlying idea of Magnolia was basically a vase with the same sculptural values inherent in a work of one-off craft art. The vase represents my artistic expression because the final result is based on my hands, not a drawing – it notably appears alive without a predefined conclusion, as the idea is to represent a flowering movement of sorts, a beginning, and mobility” by Naja Utzon Popov

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The Designer

CERAMIST AND SCULPTOR WITH CREATIVE GENES FROM HER GRANDFATHER JØRN UTZON

NAJA UTZON POPOV - Ceramicist and sculptor

Danish ceramicist, sculptor and textile designer Naja Utzon Popov was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1973 into a family of artists. She inherited her creative genes from her grandfather, Jørn Utzon, a Danish architect known for designing the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia; her mother, prominent Danish artist Lin Utzon; and her father, acclaimed Australian architect Alex Popov.

Innately influenced by the wealth of nature around her during her younger years, Naja’s style embraces encounters with nature. Naja’s approach has brought her great success and her designs have been well received in New York at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), where she exhibited a large-scale clay installation that was purchased by the iconic Saks Fifth Avenue department store. Her glass and ceramic designs appear all over the world, including at the Feng Sushi restaurant chain in London and galleries, such as the Galeria Kunstmann in Mallorca.

See more about Naja Utzon Popov here

Naja Utzon Popov portrait BW

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