Thomas Feichtner designs set of minimal vessels partially dipped in gold

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Thomas Feichtner designs set of minimal vessels dipped in gold

Vienna Design Week 2016: Austrian designer Thomas Feichtner has collaborated with silverware manufacturer Jarosinski & Vaugoin to create a set of minimal tableware featuring uneven washes of gold (+ slideshow).

Feichtner is presenting Bols d'Or at Vienna Design Week 2016, which kicked off in the Austrian capital yesterday.

Bols d’Or silver vessels for Jarosinski & Vaugoin by Thomas Feichtner

The handcrafted silver vessels come in three different sizes – a bowl, a cup and a drinking bowl.

The pieces are uniform in their appearance, except for the varying levels of gold plating. Their patterns are inspired by the wavering level of liquid in a tilted glass.

Bols d’Or silver vessels for Jarosinski & Vaugoin by Thomas Feichtner

"In a way, much like how the level of liquid appears to divide a drinking glass, these vessels are divided by their partial gold plating," said Feichtner.

"This aspect of their design produces an irritatingly diagonal and asymmetrical look that kicks these otherwise so similarly shaped objects a bit off balance."

Bols d’Or silver vessels for Jarosinski & Vaugoin by Thomas Feichtner

A previous collaboration between Feichtner and Jarosinski & Vaugoin – which has been producing tableware, flatware and other silver items since 1847 – was shown at Vienna Design Week 2014.

For that project, Feichtner produced the company's 192nd cutlery range, applying its traditional hand-crafting techniques.

Bols d’Or silver vessels for Jarosinski & Vaugoin by Thomas Feichtner

Vienna Design Week 2016 runs from 30 September to 9 October 2016.

Highlights from last year's festival included a series of rings sized to show the fluctuating price of gold, and a futurist kitchen installation exploring alternatives for dining and food preparation.