Psychomoulages by Olivier Peyricot

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

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

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

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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

  • 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…