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Hot Water Bottles in Centre Pompidou

The latest creation from Danish ceramist and designer Ole Jensen, the Hot Water Bottles, attracted a lot of attention at the trade fair Maison&Objet in Paris. So much so, that their stay in Paris has been prolonged and the Hot Water Bottles are exhibited in the Printemps Design Boutique in Centre Pompidou until 15. October.

By Danish Crafts

Danish ceramist and designer Ole Jensen has a unique talent for reinterpreting everyday objects that most people take for granted. Most prominent is his Washing-up bowl, originally part of Crafts Collection and now produced by Normann Copenhagen. Rather than being just a functional item Ole Jensen’s Washing-up bowl became an object of beauty to be enjoyed when performing tedious domestic chores.

Now Ole Jensen has reinvented the hot water bottle. Made in rubber with a hand-made stopper in gold-plated brass, Jensen’s version is a far cry from any other hot water bottle the world has ever seen.

With his exceptional intuition for form and functionality Ole has created a series of hot water bottles shaped to stay closer to the body. The Hot Water Bottles were originally made for Danish Crafts’ MINDCRAFT exhibition in Milan 2009, but are now part of Crafts Collection 13. The Hot Water Bottles will be on show in the Printemps Design Boutique in Centre Pompidou until 15. October.