We inherit precious plates, bowls and glasses as heirlooms, and pass them on to future generations. But what happens in today’s world where new cultures and foods renders yesterday’s servingware obsolete? Where is the soy sauce pourer in grandmother’s china set?
Valence creates a new ritual in heirlooms. It’s a system where new typologies of objects can be created using an alphabet of simple forms – from a single mold.
A meeting of old and new: the glass-blowing mold is crafted in cherry wood, the traditional material for glass making, and shaped with advanced computer aided design and manufacturing methods.
The mold is what you pass on. The method of creation gets its turn in the spotlight. You reconfigure the mold to make the object you want.
Valence adapts to create new objects according to your wish. One mold, many possibilities. Today and tomorrow.
Gaffer: Colin O’Reilly