EULER’S ASHES - TABLE TRAY
EULER’S ASHES is a tray that originated as part of an interchangeable table composition of the HERR EULER table. A tribute to Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler’s logical diagrams of representing areas of overlap among circles.
Aged 76, at about midday on the 18th of September 1783 after a lunch with his family, Euler was discussing the newly discovered planet Uranus and its orbit with a fellow academic. All of a sudden the pipe Euler was smoking slipped from his hand and moments later with the words Ich sterbe! (I am dying!), he lost consciousness and died a few hours later.
Originally conceptualised as an ashtray, the tray can really be used for anything.
Exhibited as part of Neofuzz, A Design show featuring 20 African Design Objects at 'Also Known As Africa' Art and Design Fair in Paris 10 - 12 November 2017.
Ceramic (glazed stoneware), Various colours
400 x 210 x 20mm