Memento Mori Skull Bowl Smoke Small
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by Erdem Akan
Memento Mori, from the Latin ‘Remember you will die’, is less a doom-laden prophecy, but instead an inducement to live every day to the full, as if it might be your last.
Beautifully crafted and finished, this NUDE Memento Mori small skull bowl by Erdem Akan is a thoroughly personal accessory for the home. Made from smoke grey crystalline glass, the design combines historical references with a punk rock sensibility — a slightly subversive and surprisingly versatile vessel in which to place small trinkets.
The mastery and craftsmanship of handmade glass is a signature of NUDE.
NUDE prides itself in its artisanal approach to glassware, specializing in handmade, pure crystalline glass, be the pieces blown or press-blown. With their Master blowers, NUDE continues to hand
make much of the world’s most acclaimed glassware.
We recommend washing this product by hand using a soft sponge, brush or by hand.
Please avoid using the scourer side of the sponge as it will create scratching on the surface of the glass.
After hand washing let the product dry. Finish cleaning by drying and polishing the product using a soft cloth, preferably micro fiber.
Erdem Akan, born in 1973, has proven to be one of the most energetic proponents of Turkish design. His prolific creations include interiors, products and exhibition designs that offer a synthesis of East and West, traditional and contemporary, reflecting the twin influences of his Istanbul upbringing and a design education in the U.K. Attracted by the purity of Scandinavian design, Akan’s imagination also remains at home in Turkey, where “nothing is straight, not even the streets.” And so he invokes both in his work. Designing for Nude since its inception,. he tends to create products as if for himself, while at the same time aligning them with the brand’s philosophy of contemporary simplicity. Neither nostalgic nor futuristic, Akan is instead always creating products for “the right now”.