Psychomoulages by Olivier Peyricot



Psychomoulages by designer Olivier Peyricot is a series of ceramic vases inspired by "the tragic fragility of motorcycle helmets".


Made in an edition of 20, the pieces were exhibited as Part of Peyricot's Loud exhibition at ToolsGalerie in Paris last month.


Here's a bit of info about the pieces and about the (now closed) exhibition:


Psychomoulages are ceramic pieces, in reference to the tragic fragility of motorcycle helmets. They are limited series of the LOUD / Olivier Peyricot exhibition at ToolsGalerie - Paris.

The Loud exhibition "is about objects from a palace hotel of the future, distorted and fragmented by movement... to the point where the materials themselves overlap and are not quite what they seem: copper cushions, pencilled marble, transparent gold... Shapes collide with designs: tearing, fragmentation and collapsing produce the strange hypothetical objects of a post-design living environment..."
Olivier Peyricot

Desk-tidy / vase "Psychomoulages"

Styled from motorcycle helmets, two containers / sculptures in black or white glazed ceramic. Graphics commonly used on such helmets are applied to the ceramic, their look reminiscent of car-tuning practises.
20 pieces, numbered and signed + 2 AP + 1 prototype / per model.
white version: 27 x 28 x 28 cm
black version: 22 x 30 x 20 cm

credits photos : Daniel Schweizer

Posted on Wednesday June 18th 2008 at 1:23 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • sam

    great colors

  • bald skull

    i don’t get it “the tragic fragility of motorcycle helmets”. there are no cracks or jagged bits, just smooth curves.

    also, what’s the scale of these things?

  • chad

    These vases would look great in my palace hotel. Does anyone know of a currency exchange for transparent gold?

  • cpcp

    ‘the tragic fragility of motorcycle helmets????’
    there’s nothing tragic about their fragility – they are designed to break on impact, absorbing the impact energy and directing it away from your head/brain!

    tacky, conceptually flawed and ugly

  • leandro locsin

    the best designs come from great criticism of a norm

  • zuy

    OK with Sam it’s great colors,
    +>it’s good graphic design but where is the blood?
    OK with bald skull i don’t get it “the tragic fragility of motorcycle helmets”. there are no cracks or jagged bits, just smooth curves.
    +>see the fragility of Benchetrit broken vase for Rosenthal
    So this design is not at the level of a great storytelling … for a vase for fragile flowers…