Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Evaso 2 flowerpot | Lorenzo Clerici and Alba Gallizia | Serralunga, Italy | 2000s

evaso2Lorenzo Clerici
Alba Gallizia
Serralunga, Italy, 2000s


The Evaso 2 has a diameter of 15 cm (6”) by 30 cm (11.8”).  The stand is 70 cm (27.6”) tall.  The pot is made in terra cotta, green, silver, and white colors.

The Evaso series of flowerpots has an embossed and fabric-textured surface that creates a strong link with the materials used to furnish the home, such as carpets, wallpaper and textiles. It is available in two models, the Evaso 1 and Evaso 2 .   The flowerpots can be set on a support made of painted iron, in the form of a pedestal, that allows the pot to be moved freely around the house as if they were floral lamps.

imageI liked this flowerpot because of its similarity to the Xes table by Edward Geluk.  The texture on the surface of the pot is complicated.  This detail presents difficulties for its method of production, rotational molding.

themagazine.info has both the Evaso 1 and Evaso 2 for sale.  The Evaso 2 is $60.90, with wall support $94.90, and with stand, $112.90.

imagePromotional image for the Evaso 2 flowerpot.

evaso2 2006

Evaso 2 entry from the 2006 Serralunga catalog.

For those of you that are more technically minded, you can check out Chapter 5 (Basic principles for the design of a part to be obtained by rotational moulding) of an online book on the subject.  A lot of the items I’ve been posting about recently are rotationally molded.  It’s a versatile process suited to a lot of different polymeric precursors.  The chapter begins:

The versatility of rotational moulding arouses the interest of designers and manufacturers, however, problems may arise in the realisation of ideas. These may be predicable for those who know the topic, but often unexpected for those who are taking their first steps in this direction. Like any technology, in fact, rotational moulding techniques need certain specific know-how so that both the design and the product harmonise.

The book includes the Evaso (figure 5.15, p. 13) in its treatment of how surface texture can hamper the ejection process and the draft angles that are required to make ejection easier. The book chapter does a great job of taking some interesting rotationally molded designs - by Tom Dixon and Marc Newson, for example, and plenty of others - and identifies the technical expertise behind them. For more information about rotational molding technology, check out rotationaldesign.org.


Anonymous, (2009). Serralunga Evaso. Retrieved May 22, 2009, from Grupo Maroma Web site: http://www.grupomaroma.com/producto.php?categoria=13&id_prod=161&accion=8v⊇=&ver_cat=&id_catego=&niv2=&PHPSESSID=9d9cf1c83025d3a52e2c8dfca6e1a817

Anonymous, (2009). Chapter 5: Basic principles for the design of a part to be obtained by rotational moulding. Retrieved May 22, 2009, from Rotational Design Web site: http://www.rotationaldesign.org/Images/Nuovo/Manual/CAP5_english_3gen07.pdf

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