Inspiration: Dutch still life paintings from the 17th century and their symbolism. The vanitas-symbols of these paintings refer to the meaninglessness and transience of our lives. Such symbols for example are skulls, clocks, books, sand glasses, candles, flowers, fruits, and little insects. These are the symbols of fertility, the richness of life, but also of decay and death.








Collection or creation: Vanitas
Brand: Lilla Cséfalvay
Designer and / or studio: Lilla Cséfalvay
Photography: Istvan Varfi
Materials and techniques: creating surface and structure by sewing textile of different colours tightly together. This technique is very close to painting and it creates a piece that is technically unreproducible.
Year of production: 2013
Designer’s country of origin: Hungary
Country of brand origin: Hungary


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