Back in 2017, when raawii was still a brand-new start-up, the ceramics series Strøm became the core of the company. The series sprang from a collaboration with the Danish art museum Kunstmuseum Brandts, and the colours and shapes were a heartfelt tribute to the Danish modernist painter Vilhelm Lundstrøm. With direct inspiration from the artist’s still lifes and early 20th-century cubism in general, Nicholai Wiig Hansen created the distinctive pieces, which are clear manifestations of his design signature: forms derived from functions in archetypal manifestations with a significant twist.
The distinctive and clear-cut bowl, vase and jug are handmade in Portugal, each in three sizes and in eight carefully designed glaze colours created specially for the faience pieces by Nicholai Wiig Hansen: orange, green, pink, purple and white as well as modified versions of the primary colours – yellow, red and blue. The unique colour palette both complements and challenges the geometric shapes.
With their sculptural character and striking colours, the items in the Strøm series bring a vibrant edge to any space they occupy while also blending in as functional everyday objects.