Pieke Bergmans

Vitra Virus

The Crystal Virus has entered yet another chapter: the Vitra Home Collection hosts the disrupting virus at the Salone del Mobile in 2007. The contrast couldn’t be greater. Famous pieces by Charles & Ray Eames, Maarten van Severen, Sori Yanagi, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Jean ProuvĂ© and Jasper Morrison prove to be most interesting subjects.

Through form, colour, value and reputation, they claim a prominent role in the matter.

The brutal invasion of the crystal onto these design icons creates a dramatic tension.

Pieke Bergmans creates her viruses in the Royal Leerdam Crystal, in close collaboration with their crystal blowing masters.