Vases by Kaja Dahl. Photo: Kevin Fauske.

Kaja Dahl

Kaja Dahl has made a series of sculptural and gilded vases for the Vigeland Museum shop. The vases are made from old bricks from a building project at Frogner in 1870 and have been named Frogner.

The vases are small sculptures that both tell a story about Oslo's architecture, and about craftsmanship and the value of the building bricks. Dahl has created a relief on the vases by sandblasting the stones. The relief is covered with gold leaf, and in this way the structure, colour and detail of the brick come into view.

Frogner is designed to hold dried plants, straw and twigs, or to simply stand on its own as a sculpture and storyteller. It’s a small tribute to the humble brick that has built so much and is still the cornerstone of Oslo's architecture. The vases are made of the same material as the Vigeland Museum's facade.

Kaja Dahl (b.1984, Oslo) has a master's degree in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship from ECAL in Switzerland and a bachelor's degree in Product and Interior Design from Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm. She works with various materials such as raw stone, terracotta, glass and porcelain.