Daum and JonOne: street art comes to the table with the Crystal Rock II vase
Updated: Jun 9, 2021
Created in a limited edition of 99 pieces, the Crystal Rock II vase is the result of a prolific collaboration between the abstract expressionist painter JonOne and Maison Daum. Expressive and fiery shades, yellowish orange and pink accents, and green notes make this remarkable work of crystal art a true explosion of colour. With its harmoniously interacting reliefs and nuances, this unique piece explores the limits of visible dimensions to let the imagination run wild in its luminous reflections. Its balanced colour and visual exquisiteness make the Crystal Rock II vase the youngest in a long line of models drawing from the arts and the miniature version of Daum's Crystal Rock collection.
Daum creation by JonOne
JonOne, a self-taught artist initially known for his street art, paints on canvas to perpetuate his imprint. The artist infuses his work with the elements around him: movement, energy, nature. Known for his unique and instantly recognisable style, JonOne’s works are a reflection of the artistic heritage of Maison Daum, one of the world’s first crystal manufacturers to call on artists for its creations. From Art Nouveau to surrealism to street art, the Maison’s pieces are veritable explosions of colour on display at an array of museums. It therefore comes as no surprise that an artist like JonOne, who describes his work as “abstract expressionist graffiti”, should lend himself to this exercise in style to create this vase, which is on a par with the Maison’s partnership with Salvador Dali. His “abstract expressionist graffiti” are abstract works influenced by movement, colour and energy.
A modern take on traditional crystal
Always on the lookout for the latest trends, Daum asserts itself as an avant-garde brand by working with a major artist in the world of street art. The Manufacturer gave the artist carte blanche, providing him with a new medium to express his creativity. Going from street art to tableware may seem like a risky endeavour. Yet the result is a stunning piece of crystal art that is both colourful and unusual. The famous crystal maker and JonOne combined their fascination for colour and relief to create an extraordinary piece with warm and cool tones that plays with the reflections of light.