Ellipse Wine Cooler

Tableware
The Pawson-designed wine cooler is composed of a single piece of pure Bianco Carrara marble. Minimal in form, the cool natural stone is ideal for preserving the temperature of a chilled bottle of wine. Finished by hand in Salvatori’s Tuscan workshop, this meticulously crafted piece is a perfect example of “function meets form”.

The ELLIPSE collection is a family of vessels and utensils for the home designed by long-time Salvatori collaborator John Pawson. Sharing a geometry and materiality – each piece is shaped from a continuous piece of Bianco Carrara marble – the collection is typical of Pawson’s expressive, minimal style: the simple forms of the vessels evoking a sense of calm and spirituality.

John Pawson

$685 USD

12cm x H23 cm
Bianco Carrara Marble
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John Pawson

John Pawson

John Pawson has spent over thirty years making rigorously simple architecture that speaks of the fundamentals but is also modest in character. His body of work spans a broad range of scales and typologies, from private houses, sacred commissions, galleries, museums, hotels, ballet sets, yacht interiors and a bridge across a lake.

As Alvar Aalto’s bronze door handle has been characterized as the ‘handshake of a building’, so a sense of engaging with the essence of a philosophy of space through everything the eye sees or the hand touches is a defining aspect of Pawson’s work. His method is to approach buildings and design commissions in precisely the same manner, on the basis that ‘it’s all architecture’.

Whether at the scale of a monastery, a house, a saucepan or a ballet, everything is traceable back to a consistent set of preoccupations with mass, volume, surface, proportion, junction, geometry, repetition, light and ritual. In this way, even something as modest as a fork can become a vehicle for much broader ideas about how we live and what we value.

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