Here at KONZUK, we believe that world-class design enriches the lives of those it touches. It inspires people to greatness and brings out their own finer qualities. It's this same belief that powers Karen's art and informs every aspect of the company she's given her name to.
Beauty built to last.
We take this commitment to heart at Konzuk and spare no effort in realizing our founder's unique artistic vision. As well as reflecting the world around us, we also want to shape a better tomorrow. This desire informs everything we do, from the painstaking care taken in sourcing materials, right on through to the look and feel of our finished pieces.
You can see it in every design object that we bring to completion.
All of our creations acknowledge the earth's fragility, and proceed from a sincere wish to preserve its resources through a commitment to sustainable practice. Indeed at Konzuk we believe that great design is not only a first principle, but also an ethical responsibility. It's why all of our products are created to stand the test of time and reward prolonged engagement with them. In this way, by cultivating notions of permanence, we bring forth objects designed to endure.
Introducing the Orbis Vessel and Candles
Now, with her HOUSEHOLD range, Karen Konzuk evolves the striking aesthetic of her jewelry pieces into a series of extraordinary objects that bring a sense of drama to the living space. The Orbis collection sees Karen return to the use of concrete in order to re-imagine its creative possibilities. At the same time, confirming her position as one of few designers to demonstrate a mastery of the material.
The vessels expresses a primal lyricism through its austere shape and pitted texture, giving rise to a sense of deep presence. Nowhere is this more evident than in the raw edge of the Orbis vessel. The lip of the concrete sphere creating a powerful sense of fragmented geometry.
Meanwhile, the hand-cast finish renders each object absolutely unique. Available in Natural Grey, Charcoal Grey, and Coal Black, the vessel's radical purity of line and form are designed to promote feelings of calm and wellbeing in the observer, acting as an ambient mainstay for the wider interior. Its spherical allure providing the locus for casual reflection or deep meditation.
More than that, this small, beautifully realized object inspires intimacy in the way of a found treasure. Fitting in the palm of the hand, its compact density makes it a prized tactile possession as well.
Function Follows Form
Designed for a wide array of settings and contexts, the Orbis Vessel also serves a variety of purposes. In its simplest guise, it performs the role of standalone art object. Beyond that, it becomes an active setting for candle and tea light, as well as operating as a scent diffuser and succulent planter. Each of these emergent properties arising naturally from the vessel itself with form and function in close alignment.
However you choose to deploy the Orbis Vessel, the one constant of this artful creation is its resolute beauty and the sense of balance that underpins this. By combining rawness and refinement, it conjures a sense of poetry and enhances the surrounding space.