Ettore Sottsass Shiva Vase

19th November 2014 | Simone Aagaard

Spanish design brand BD Barcelona has released a limited-edition gold version of the suggestively shaped Shiva Vase by late Italian Postmodernist designer Ettore Sottsass.

Ettore Sottsass, a leading member of the 1980s Memphis group, designed the original ceramic Shiva Vase for BD Barcelona in 1973.

 The 23-centimetre-tall pink-glazed vessel, shaped like an erect penis, has an opening in the top for displaying flowers and is balanced by two low rounded elements on either side.

Two years before Sottsass’ death in 2005, a prototype version of the vase was created with a gold finish as a reward for an international student design competition. It has now been produced in a limited and numbered edition of 50 copies.

Via Dezeen