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April Vase, the Classic

by Lévy & Prébois
$250

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Overview

The April Vase, was designed in 1991 by Sigolène Prébois and Catherine Lévy, the founders of French brand Tsé & Tsé. It has now become an iconic object. The avant-garde florist Christian Tortu was the first to display it in his boutique of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 1990s. The Museum of Modern Art Georges Pompidou in Paris added the April Vase to its permanent collections in 1997. Inspired by Japanese Ikebana, this vase magnifies the beauty of flowers by presenting each one in a separate tube. A few flowers is all it takes to adorn this signature vase! The April Vase is an articulated sculpture with a metallic structure and interlocking glass tubes. It can be arranged in a multitude of manners: line up a row of peonies in front of your window or create a round composition of wild flowers on your coffee table. It can be fragmented. Several vases can even be attached together. The zinc protecting the metallic pieces is already slightly oxidized. Once in contact with water, it becomes completely matt and a "white rust" veil, like frost, appears.

Catherine Lévy and Sigolène Prébois are the founders and designers of Tsé-Tsé, a French brand specializing in lighting, tableware and home accessories. Through the years, they have become known for their fierce creative independence: inspired by their travels, playing with colors, creating unexpected associations, always with a hint of humour, they have developed a very personal and delightful universe.

April Vase, the Classic, by Tsé-Tsé
- Inspired from Japanese Ikebana
- Metal, Blown Glass (tubes)
- 21 tubes of ∅1.2" x H 5.9"
- 1 spare glass tube included
- Made in France


Specifications

MATERIALS
Glass
MADE IN
France
Care
DIMENSIONS
H 5.9" L 7" to 29.1" 1.2"

Designer

Lévy & Prébois
Lévy & Prébois

Catherine Lévy and Sigolène Prébois are the founders of French design brand Tsé & Tsé. They create prototypes in their workshop in the Bastille area of Paris. Every object requires special research to identify the best manufacturers, mostly in Europe. They look for noble materials and traditional know-how. They believe in quality and long-lasting objects. All their lamps, dishes, decorative objects are produced in small series. Each product is unique and the small imperfections inherent to this type of production are Tsé & Tsé’s signature. The sense of wonder with which they see everyday objects transpires through all their designs. Most of their creations have become iconic design products and several of them are displayed in museums around the world.