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About Cairn Young

Cairn Young has been working as an independent designer for international companies since the mid-1990s. His work ranges from one-off art installations to industrial and product design for mass-production. He works across a variety of market sectors, for companies such as Driade and Sawaya & Moroni in Italy, Baccarat Crystal in France, and Rosenthal, Koziol, WMF and Auerhahn in Germany. His work for Rosenthal is now included in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Chicago Athenaeum. He has featured in gallery shows such as Design Miami, Art Basel, Masterpiece London, PAD London/Paris/New York, and Gallery Seoul.

Entry description

River vase is a carved hardwood and raised pewter decorative vessel. Harmony doesn’t exist in isolation. It is formed when separate elements combine. This piece is a confluence of traditional pewter raising combined with cutting-edge, computer-aided design and manufacturing. It is displayed on a hand-cranked, handmade mechanical turntable and shutter to animate its zoetropic inner form.