Once again, Tulumba is an extruded driven project. After a bunch of different experiments, we decided to focus an that sweet churros shape. More because it made us laugh than any other technical reasons.

Now that we could produce our own churros by kilometer at the workshop, it was just a question of time to vary the size of them. Let’s make bigger churros, let’s make Tulumba ( that stocky turkish churros).

 But while we were making them we were not seeing those shapes as churros anymore. It’s was getting clear that they were clay gears! And who says gears, say belt! That’s why we started thinking about a manner to gather those notched pipes together as if they were an old rusted machine.

But finding the standard perfect fitting belt was not so realistic, so we decided to mold our own. The fact that we could control the diameter, the thickness and the size of the teeth gave us much more liberty in the compositions.

 It became clear to turn those compositions into vases once we realized they were bouquets in themselves : random but identical shapes bound together with the only aim to look good and balanced.

“With Tulumba, Studio Biskt adapts atypically this everyday object that is the vase. Terracotta soliflores enclosed in an elastic ribbon, the multiple combinations give the object a sculptural and unprecedented silhouette. The tapered lines that can freely interlock with each other to compose a set of infinite variable, that creates, with a touch of humor, the charm of this vase.”
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