100 Romanian Design Objects
Ceramic Bowl
Category: Homeware Products
Production period: 1920
Produced at: Podu Băneasa Workshops
Materials: Ceramic
In the first half of the 20th century, Romanian art and design was heavily inspired by the peasant world. Interwar artists were influenced by motifs and models coming from the rural part of the country. They would reinterpret and transform symbols into modern urban design objects. ”Troița”, one of the more renowned designer workshops, was established in 1922 on Popa Savu street in Bucharest. Having the support of the Royal House, ”Troița” was constantly expanding and opening up different spots around the city. Due to its success, trendiness and famous artists among the staff, ”Troița” became representative of the 20th century Romanian design.
”Troița’s” forefather was a ceramics center located close to Podu Baneasa. It was most probably set up at the initiative of Prof. Nicolae Minovici and functioned for several years after WWI. We have very little historical data and few objects directly linked to the workshop, which makes this ceramic exhibit, labeled ”Podu Baneasa”, to be truly significant.
From collection: Personal collection of Horațiu Silviu Ilea
Object borrowed by: Horațiu Silviu Ilea
Photo: Cristian Vasile