MARQUIS


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The “original” Marquis with dark blue glazing and metallic copper decoration.

The “original” Marquis with dark blue glazing and metallic copper decoration.

Handmade unique ceramic mural
Material: porcelain
2017

The composition consist of five different shaped tiles that fit in many ways to each other like a puzzle. It's perfect to enrich both private and public spaces in indoors and outdoors. Each composition is modified according to the space and need; shapes can be used less, with different amounts and their decoration and coloring can be affected. Each composition thus becomes a unique piece of its own. They can be stacked and produced also to meet their functional need as tiles like e.g. in bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes. 

The original "Marquis" -work has got it's inspiration especially from the 70's (by strong color palette and forms from summerish balconies with awnings) and from Art Deco (use of metallic lustre colors with the feeling of luxury and glamour and fine materials). The composition is an exploration to the world of visually strong outcome; reflecting metallic copper combined together with vivid dark blue glaze and playful, strong forms. It's an intriguing combination of something familiar, Mediterranean and art decorish still being fresh and modern.

Looking at this tile by artist Laura Itkonen, one can imagine a collision of Mary Blair and midcentury modern concepts, and thus this tile was born. Plus the metallic highlights played well with the feeling of casual luxe I felt throughout the shows.
– Jennifer Bertrand


ORDERING & PRICING


This piece of art is always custom-made and the price varies. This art piece can be customized like a module; size and the amount of different shapes as well as colouring. The whole can consist of a small number of pieces or it can be a whole-wall-sized work. The work can also be installed outdoors. Please contact me directly for indicative pricing and for more information. As an example, the blue-copper collection above is 1300,00€.

When purchased, the work can be attached either to a painted wood board (pre-attached) or even directly to the wall. When mounted directly on the wall, installation instructions and necessary mounting accessories are included.

Custom-made Marquis with a dark green glazing and real gold decoration. Made for private collection.

Custom-made Marquis with a dark green glazing and real gold decoration. Made for private collection.