The Salaka - Vase in Murano glass marks a further step in Satyendra Pakhalé’s quest to create sensorial objects. Driven by his curiosity to cultivate a design philosophy addressed to nurture our senses, evoke our memories, play with our imagination, and appeal to our sensory experience, Pakhalé realized his first piece made in hand-blown Murano glass. Using this challenging, enigmatic and sensual material he achieved an object generous in its form and complex in making – a unique result of human skills and sensibilities.
The Salaka is made of two layers of Murano glass, a fresh coloured glass outside and a white opaque inside give depth to the material. The vase with its large bowl-like base is a generous form that suggests ‘giving’. The base flows into a defined sharp edge that leads into a long neck. The vertical cut in the neck is a sensual feature that lends itself to arranging flowers in various manners - playing with its body as a frame and stage like a caress underlining the gesture of ‘giving’.
Material: Murano hand-blown glass, wooden mould, cut and finished by hand.