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April Vase, the Classical

Flower art with solid geometry

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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

After using it in water, the metal gets oxidized: a “white rust” will appear. 

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!). See our video.

The April Vase comes with a handy spare glass tube. Extra tubes also available separately.

Height 15 cm (5.9")
Length From 18 to 74 cm (7 to 29.1")
Model April vase
Dimensions Tubes diameter : 3 cm (1,2 in)
Color Metal, Transparent
Material Acier Zingué Et Verre

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.

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-Prés for years.


The Museum of Modern Art Georges Pompidou (Beaubourg) considered this 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.

T& Tsé associées is a French design company, one of the very rare ones to have remained independent from its launching in 1991. It was founded by two Parisian designers, Sigolène Prébois and Catherine Lévy, who create objects for themselves, in order to savor every moment of everyday living.. This world-famous enterprise has one shop in Paris, in the Louvre area. The Tsé & Tsé team, composed of less than ten people, masters the design of objects from their conception to their production and distribution. Prototypes are created in their workshop in the Bastille area of Paris, where certain items can be adapted to clients’ specific needs. Every object requires special research in finding the best quality manufacturers. Noble materials are used, according to traditional know-how, that favour quality and long life features for the objects. Because of this, lamps, dishes and furniture are made in small series, sometimes individually and rarely over 1000 items per year.

Every item is unique, and these differences are Tsé & Tsé’s inimitable signature.

April Vase User Guide : How to replace a metalic piece from the April Vase

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