Purple Vase by FLORIO PACCAGNELLA for FLORIO KERAMIA, 1995
A purple semi-waterproof ceramic vase titled “Maya” by Florio Keramia. Its symmetrical geometric lines and pixilated violet finish all contribute to its other-worldly presence.
YEAR: 1995 COUNTRY: Hungary DIMENSIONS: H 12.25 in. x W 7.5 in. x D 2.75 in. H 31.12 cm x W 19.05 cm x D 6.99 cm AVAILABLE: 1 MANUFACTURER: Florio Keramia DESIGNER: Florio Paccagnella MATERIAL: Semi-Glazed Ceramic CONDITION: Excellent COLOR: Purple PRODUCTION: Out of production
FLORIO PACCAGNELLA is a Memphis Group hero that has been forgotten by history. He designed the first invitation cards for the Memphis Group.
Paccagnella was discovered by Matteo Thun after finishing his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts at Brera in Milan. He was introduced to Ettore Sottsass in the 1970s, which lead to his founding of a graphic arts company with designers Marco Zanini and Aldo Cibic. Ettore Sottsass thought very highly of Paccagnella’s work and considered him one of the best air brush designers in Europe. The reverence was reciprocal: Paccagnella was so inspired by the geometric shapes and pop colors of Sottsass's Yantra vases that he created his own line of vases with geometric lines and outstanding colors.
All of Paccagnella’s vases are hand-made, hand-painted and glazed.