Dedicated to wild flowers
Smaller and punier than the medium model, he Little April Vase was especially designed for wild flowers and childrenâ€™s bouquets.Â Evenly made of 21 blown tubes fitted into zinc coated metal frame, this vase will easily fit the different corners of its new environment. 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.Â
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 â€śwhite rustâ€ť will appear.Â
It comes with a handy spare glass tube. Extra tubes available separately.
|Height||10 cm (3.9")|
|Length||From 13 to 55 cm (5.1" to 21.7")|
|Width||Tubes diameter: 2 cm (0,8 in)|
|Material||Zinc coated metal and glass|
Designed by SigolĂ¨ne PrĂ©bois and Catherine LĂ©vy in 1991, the April Vase, a classic today, was considered a Martian object when it was first introduced to the general public.
The very first series of fifty vases (1000 tubes and 1000 metallic pieces) 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-PrĂ©s for years.
The Museum of Modern Art Georges Pompidou (Beaubourg) considered thisÂ vase as marker of its era and integrated it in the permanent design collection in 1997. 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.