Marcel Wanders, Designer

Dutch (Boxtel, Netherlands, 1963)

Droog Design, Manufacturer

(Amsterdam, Netherlands, Founded 1993)

Egg Vase

design object | ceramic and glaze
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  • Egg Vase

    Marcel Wanders, Droog Design, Egg Vase, 1998; ceramic and glaze, 3 15/16 in. x 3 in. x 3 1/2 in. (10 cm x 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Wanders Wonders; © Marcel Wanders

This playful vase was developed by Marcel Wander for Droog Design as part of an experimental joint project with Rosenthal, the German porcelain manufacturer.

To create the vase's bulbous form, Wanders stuffed a latex condom with hard-boiled eggs and then cast the resulting shape in bright white porcelain. In doing so, he imbued the traditional medium with a witty, organic sensibility not normally associated with it.

3 15/16 in. x 3 in. x 3 1/2 in. (10 cm x 7.62 cm x 8.89 cm)
Acquired 1999
Collection SFMOMA
Gift of Wanders Wonders
© Marcel Wanders


vases, porcelain, white, ovals

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