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Memento Mori
Faceted Skull Silver Large

$798

Design by Ali Bakova

Memento Mori, from the Latin ‘Remember you will die’, is less a doom-laden prophecy, but instead an inducement to live every day to the full, as if it might be your last.

The NUDE Memento Mori series by the Istanbul-based designer, Ali Bakova, depicts the timeless mantra — an artistic and symbolic reminder of mortality. Each of the solid crystalline glass pieces is shaped like a human skull, with the faceted finish reflecting the light in a prismatic fashion. Rendered in a metallic silver hue, this large version is both majestic and fragile — perfectly in line with the theme.

  • Handmade
  • Lead-free crystal
  • Iconic object

NUDE is shipping to countries outside the countries Turkey, US and Europe from NUDE's International store. All orders made on NUDE International are dispatched from Turkey, Istanbul.

Customers ordering on the International store will be served with Delivery Duty Unpaid (DDU) and will be charged for items purchased and the shipping only. Import duties or tax costs (where applicable) will be invoiced to you directly from DHL or an import broker appointed to you. Your delivery country’s import duties may be charged to you when your parcel reaches customs. As custom duties are out of our control, we are unable to confirm the financial limits that exempt you from being charged.

You can return your product up to 14 days after receiving your order. Please make sure the product is in original package, not used nor damaged. 

In case of a faulty product, reach out to us through our customer service. Keep your order number and pictures of the faulty product at hand for a fast service.

The mastery and craftsmanship of handmade glass is a signature of NUDE. NUDE prides itself in its artisanal approach to glassware, specialising in handmade, pure crystalline glass, be the pieces blown, pressed, or press-blown. With 350 Master blowers, NUDE continues to handmake much of the world’s most acclaimed glassware. 

Introducing

Ali Bakova

Turkish industrial designer Ali Bakova works from a studio in the large industrial zone of Istanbul’s business district, Maslak, where creative offices and auto repair shops – designers and industry – live side-byside. In 2015, Bakova, who is also one of the city’s most respected design educators, co-curated an exhibition entitled Atölye Maslak Maker Culture during which the small-scale production of artistic and artisanal objects was conducted on-site, using 3D printers. Bakova’s work can be playful – he may fashion a cat from Iznik tiles or a wooden chair taking its cues from the iconic Galata Bridge – but it also focuses on purity, what is essential and smart functionality.

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