Kähler Astro, Zodiac Sculptures - 12 Variants

Kähler | Denmark
SKU: KA-693500-RD-FJ
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With the new Astro sculptures from Kähler, the Danish sculptor Malene Bjelke has been inspired by Kähler's long history of figurines and has created 12 different zodiac sculptures that beautifully bring the design heritage from Kähler's historic ceramic workshop into the present day with a spiritual focus. All the zodiac figurines are made of white unglazed stoneware and stand in a silhouetted look. The raw expression helps to create dynamics in the figurines as naturalistic details so that they appear as sculptures that can be appreciated from all angles. Each Astro sculpture has been created with a descriptive word based on the values associated with each of the 12 different zodiac signs. The energy of the specific characteristics of the zodiac signs has been translated into the design of the figurines. For the Astro Gemini sculpture, the word Communication influences the expression of the figurine's pose and helps describe the unique characteristics of this zodiac sign.

  • Brand:Kähler of Denmark
  • Country: Denmark
  • SKU: KA-693500-RD-FJ
  • Material: Stoneware
  • Care:Wipe with a dry cloth
  • Designer:Malene Bjelke
  • Dimensions:
    • Aries: H 4.7" x W 2.6" x D 7"
    • Taurus: H 4.7" x W 2.6" x D 9.8"
    • Gemini: H 9.5" x W 5.5" x D 3"
    • Cancer: H 6.3" x W 6.3" x D 3.5"
    • Leo: H 11.8" x W 3.2" x D 3.2"
    • Virgo: H 8.3" x W 2.8" x D 5.7"
    • Libra: H 11" x W 9.8" x D 5.7"
    • Scorpio: H 5.5" x W 4.7" x D 5.7"
    • Sagittarius: H 6.7" x W 3.7" x D 3.7"
    • Capricorn: H 9.8" x W 2.6" x D 7.5"
    • Aquarius: H 7.5" x W 2.4" x D 5"
    • Pisces: H 5.1" x W 4.1" x D 4.1"
Malene Bjelke

Malene Bjelke is a Danish sculptor whose work with stoneware and figures stems from extensive experience in the theatre. She graduated from the Danish School of Design in 1993 and, in addition to her work as a sculptor, she has worked with theatre and costumes for more than 20 years.

Malene Bjelke works extensively with human life and state of mind, expressed through the body. In the interaction between the figure and its surroundings, she seeks to uncover the inner landscape of human beings, where we recognize ourselves.

Since 2008, Malene Bjelke has worked from her own studio at Kronborg Castle, creating simple yet expressive figures depicting human archetypes of all ages. Her sculptures therefore often model different human characters, mindsets and thoughts, and the interaction between a figure and the surrounding space is an essential theme in her work.

With the Character series, Malene Bjelke proudly celebrates and interprets Kähler’s artistic legacy, which is kept alive by repeatedly introducing bold and artistic elements that are inspired by the past and designed for the present. While working on the characters for Kähler, she looked at human life and while modeling, she focused on the small authentic biases that help create dynamics and mysteriously uncover the beauty and diversity of the characters.

Kähler of Denmark

The story of Kähler begins as early as 1839, when the Dutch potter Herman J. Kähler opens a small ceramics workshop in Næstved and turns the first Kähler vase. It marks the start of a unique design adventure that will one day resonate around the world. However, it is only when his son Herman A. Kähler takes over the famous workshop in 1875 that the ceramic adventure really begins.

Craftsmanship, creativity and artistic collaborations have been part of Kähler's DNA since the beginning. And they still are. It's what has made Kähler an iconic ceramic brand, one which has charted the course of Danish ceramic design.

We create all our products based on Kähler's handmade design traditions. We've always done that—and we always will.

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