The design of Ves-el’s original forms was inspired by traditional water carafes. The design and craft studio Gareth Neal was keen to engage with the advanced computer modeling software used by Zaha Hadid, in order to push the boundaries of digital craftsmanship further.
As the design progressed, the designer became interested in how traditional hand processes such as hand-thrown pottery, raised silverware, or fluted carving could be simulated through digital fabrication. Using the traditional vessel form as a starting point, the design was subverted to create a dramatic effect.
This design embodies a sense of the handmade through the arm of a robot, questioning the viewer’s perception of craft and the handmade.
© Photography Petr Krejci