Anna Varendorff – Bottoms Up and Down Glass (sterling silver) 2022
Making a toast to the others, to the future, to achievements and to the honoured, toasting brings both formality and revelry together. Playing upon the idea of bringing things together, Anna Varendorff's invertible glasses offer you choice in your toast, choice in the beverage you fancy in the moment of the 'top up'. Will you have another cocktail? Or move on to the sparkling wine? They are funny, practical and save on the post party washing up. Bottoms up!
Anna Varendorff is an artist, craftsperson and designer working in Melbourne, Australia. Trained in gold and silversmithing, with a Masters degree in Fine Arts from Monash University, she works inquisitively between art, jewellery and design. She is the founder of experimental practice ACV studio and has exhibited in Australia and Internationally since 2004 including in Collect at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and with Local Design in Milan in 2017, 2018 and 2019. ACV Studio's work Glass Half Full Vase was the winner of a 2018 Wallpaper* interior object design of the year award, and her works are in numerous public and private collections.
November 17 - January 17
Presenting works by Anna Varendorff, Caro Pattle, Drew Spangenberg, Julian Leigh May, Katie-Ann Houghton, Kenny Yong-soo Son, Rowsaan, Studio Dokola, _Three Litres & Yeend Studio
Cheers, salud, bottoms up! Along with the clink of a glass, this is the universally recognised sound of celebration. Ten Australian artists and makers from diverse material practises, have considered the experience of celebration to present one-off and limited-edition vessels and accompanying drinking accessories Ð just in time for the festive season.
Material: Sterling silver, silver solder
Dimensions: approx. 11 x 11 x 15cm
Please note, the sterling silver is not pictured