Stacking Vessels by Pia Wüstenberg is a series of functional sculptures for the home. Each Vessel consists of three individual containers. Each part is made from a different materials using craft processes. The hot glass is the connecting part between the ceramic and wood.
Pia Wüstenberg is a london based designer who strongly believes a curious and observing mind is the main medium in a designer’s toolbox. Her aim is to design objects to contain stories she perceives as relevant today: juxtapositions of materials, surfaces, textures, symbols and colours can unfold to tell new stories through objects, just as letters and words make up the stories in a book. Her current research is concerned with urbanisation as a critical step in cultural evolution. The constant multitude of object experiences and encounters is at its peak in urban environments.
Stacking Vessel ‘Soldiers’ are the second edition of Stacking Vessels. They consist of a wooden bowl, a glass container and a ceramic container. By combining the three above pieces Pia Wüstenberg manages to create an object that changes shapes based on the variety of different combinations among the materials.
Pia Wustenberg was born in Germany in 1986 and grew up with dual nationality (Finnish mother, German father). At the age of 15 she moved to England, Surrey for her final school years. After this she studied Glass, Ceramic and Metal Design at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design, followed by an undergraduate in Furniture Design and Craftsmanship at Bucks New University. Upon completion of her studies she set up her studio piadesign in North Karelia, Finland. From 2009-11 Pia returned to London to join the Design Products Department at the Royal College of Arts. Following her post-graduate, piadesign has relocated to London.