Conceived by industrial designer Loukas Chondros, the super-sleek Cycladic Jug was created by multi-award-winning studio mousegraphics as a gift to its clients and friends, with a design based on the mysterious accuracy of the Cycladic culture. Here is its story:
Cycladic civilization emerged in the group of small islands surrounding sacred Delos in the southwestern part of the Aegean Sea (5.300 B.C.–1100 B.C.) and became the object of many, and often contradicting theories.
The unique kind of masterful abstraction that is observed in Cycladic sculpture (pottery and figurines), the historical indeterminacy surrounding the process of its making (as no stonemason’s workshop complete with tools has yet been found in relation to this sculpture), creates a realm of reference familiar to contemporary design: the realm of harmony-in tension, the precious balance between an idea and its execution.
Cycladic Jug is inspired by the characteristic Cycladic figurines—a mysterious minimalist pot which can simply be used as a jug, a jar, or maybe something with an entirely different purpose.
Its elegant and simple design is equally useful and beautiful, and is complemented with an also minimalist packaging design with the jug’s shape and the story of the Cycladic.