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April Vase - the classic
The Museum of Modern Art Georges Pompidou (Beaubourg) considered this vase as a marker of its era and added it to its permanent design collection in 1997.
Inspired by Japanese ikebana, this vase glorifies the beauty of flowers by isolating each one in a tube. Articulated with metal rings, the April Vase adapts its form to the flowers it displays and the support it is placed on, giving every person the pleasure of composing a beautiful flower arrangement.
The April Vase has a metallic structure with 21 interlocking glass tubes. You can also fragment the vase into distinct segments. Better still, if you’re lucky enough to own several, you can stretch it out infinitely.
A few flowers is all it takes to adorn this signature vase.
You can arrange the components into various shapes and forms. From this starting point, you are able to rearrange the vase into diverse positions. As a contrast in forms, after removing one of the tubes from the chain, the two tail-ends can be joined to create a ring. The tubes may be independently detached from the suite in order to create autonomous segments. In this fashion, the vase can be shortened; or, by easily attaching two or more vases together, any extended length can be achieved.
Designed by Sigolène Prébois and Catherine Lévy in 1991, the April Vase, a classic today, was considered a Martian object when it was first introduced to the general public, and was not an immediate success. However, the avant-garde florist Christian Tortu recognized it as a new, necessary tool and displayed it in his boutique at Saint-Germain-des-Prés for years. Today the April Vase is sold in the best boutiques all over the world. With the celebration of its first quarter century, it continues to enhance the beauty of flowers.
Height 15 cm
Length From 18 to 74 cm
Width of Tubes : 3 cm diameter
Material: Zinc coated metal and glass
Clean the tubes with a bottlebrush (and a little white vinegar to remove limestone deposits), or remove the tubes from the metal structure and pop them in the dishwasher (do NOT wash the metal structure in the dishwasher!). After using it in water, the metal gets oxidized: a “white rust” will appear.
It comes with a handy spare glass tube.
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