‘STILL WATERS’ FOR THOMAS EYCK
For its 2016 collection, Thomas Eyck has commissioned Studio Wieki Somers to design a series of objects on the theme of water. Wieki Somers and Dylan van den Berg have created ‘Still Waters’, a series of five glass vases, each of which is a poetic representation of a stage in the water cycle and a reflection on man’s ambiguous relationship with nature. By combining the material properties of crystal, borosilicate glass and flat glass with production techniques such as blowing, casting, sealing, grinding, fusing, sandblasting and slumping, Studio Wieki Somers pushed the craftsmen to the limit of their capabilities.
The team collaborated with a total of three manufacturers (Van Tetterode Glas Amsterdam, Royal Leerdam Crystal and Pierre Glas Vilvoorde), each with their own specialisation. Every effort was made to keep the water footprint as small as possible during the production process.