French designer Mathieu Delacroix recently shared with us his design for Tasso—a family of decorative yet minimalist vases which revisits the process of wood lathing. Their uniqueness springs from the fact that they are composed of solid wood blocks, partially finished by hand. Two sections are therefore made: one is sculpted, turned and finely chiselled, whilst the other is left untreated, like a raw base, bearing witness to the object’s origins.
Delacroix currently lives and works in Paris. He is assisting a few design practices including Mathilde Bretillot, Forest & Giaconia, and Guillaume Delvigne. Working on personal projects aside, the designer is driven by his passion of bringing meaning into archaic designs. His main purpose is to shape products that are emotionally linked to our lives, creating synergy between hand drawings and personal feelings.