Geode, designed by Cédric Ragot
In his new creation, Geode, French designer Cédric Ragot has flawlessly combined the mineral content and structure of rocks with a smooth vase design. As in his earlier works for Rosenthal, Ragot has managed to find unity in apparently distinct contrasts: elementary forces of nature and disparate textures, both matt and gloss, captured in a porcelain jewel. It is available in black, white, platinum and titanium-coated gold.
Cédric Ragot (1973–2015) set up his own design studio after graduating from the French National Institute for Advanced Studies in Design, ENSCI-Les Ateliers. Among other things, he designed furniture for leading furniture manufacturers such as Roche Bobois. In doing so, he remained true to his philosophy at all times: 'There's a great deal of variation in the way the visible part of my works can turn out. In any case, however, I try to find a surprising solution to a given task. This means I have to combine the functional appearance of an object with a suggested conceptual and stylistic solution in order to create greater possibilities of choice corresponding to everybody's emotional and spiritual longings.'