Rachel Griffin

The team at Bauhaus bring you the design story behind the Muuto Kink Vase.

American-born designer Rachel Griffin from Earnest Studio shares her thoughts and ideas behind her Kink Vase design for Muuto. The Rotterdamn-based designer combines traditional craftsmanship with a playful design language.

The Process

“The Kink Vase—named for the two sharp bends that create its suggestive, humanoid form—was an experiment in combining digital and analog processes. Specifically, I was experimenting with Rhino, a digital tool, and slip-casting, a traditional, analog process, to create a form that would not be possible by other means of production”.

Bold Form

With its characterful kink, the design brings a contemporary form to the archetypical flower vase through a combination of modern technology with traditional ceramic craftsmanship: “The Kink Vase combines modern technology and traditional craft to produce a unique form, which is simple, graphic and humorous, and represents my identity most clearly with its simple, bold form.”

The Story

With a background in graphic design, Griffin of Earnest Studio spent five years producing exhibitions and books before moving to the Netherlands to study at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2007. In 2012, she launched her own studio with a focus on furniture, lighting and accessories.

Kink Vase

The Kink Vase is made in porcelain that has been glazed on the inside for a refined touch and is available in two colors sand and light blue.