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Small egg vase - Small Egg Vase

Small Egg Vase

  • Object:

    Small egg vase

  • Place of origin:

    Selb (made)

  • Date:

    1997 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wanders, Marcel, born 1963 (designer)
    Rosenthal AG (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Marcel Wanders and Moooi

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics, case 21, shelf 1

Marcel Wanders (b. 1963, Boxtel, The Netherlands) was among the original members of the Droog (Dutch 'dry', as in wit) collective of Dutch conceptual designers founded in Amsterdam in 1993. He subsequently founded his own independent studio in 1995 as 'Marcel Wonders', and later 'Marcel Wanders'. In 1995, Droog decided to initiate new work by liaising with the Delft University to experiment with new materials on the Dry Tech I and II projects and later the Dry Bathing collection of bathroom products. Droog then began work on its first collaborative project with a private sector partner in 1997 by developing a collection of ceramics with Rosenthal, the German porcelain manufacturer.

This witty vase was developed by Marcel Wanders for Droog Design as part of an experimental project with Rosenthal, the German porcelain manufacturer. to create the vase's bulbous form, Wanders stuffed a latex condom with hard-boiled eggs and then cast the resulting shape in white porcelain. In doing so, he imbued the traditional medium with humour and an organic sensibility not normally associated with it.

Moooi designs and produces their modern lighting and contemporary furniture in the Netherlands: the Dutch word for 'beautiful' is 'mooi'.

Physical description

Porcelain vase cast from a condom stuffed with hard-boiled eggs.

Place of Origin

Selb (made)


1997 (made)


Wanders, Marcel, born 1963 (designer)
Rosenthal AG (maker)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 15.2 cm, Width: 11.4 cm

Descriptive line

Egg Vase, unglazed porcelain cast from hard-boiled eggs inside a rubber condom, designed by Marcel Wanders in 1997 for Droog Design, in collaboration with Rosenthal AG, made by Moooi








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