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BOLS D’OR

Thomas Feichtner

30.9.–7.10.2016

Ostensibly plain and reduced to function, the witty design approach of BOLS D’OR first becomes manifest in the detail. So, just as the water surface divides a glass into two halves, parcel gilding effects this in the three receptacles designed by Thomas Feichtner for the silversmith concern of Jarosinski & Vaugoin. A visual irritation that throws the otherwise perfectly uniform bodies of the silver bowls and beakers somewhat out of sync – oblique and asymmetrical, as if dipped in paint. A special feature, only possible through traditional handicraft such as that practiced at silversmiths Jarosinski & Vaugoin.