The Ikebana vase, designed by Jaime Hayon, nods to the centuries-old Japanese art of flower arranging. Each mouth-blown vase is designed to honour every flower placed within it, from stem to crown.
“Making flower arrangements is a sacred moment, as flowers follow us through our most important points in life. It’s a way to be mindful and express yourself in your everyday life.” Marie Arnette, Tableau, Copenhagen Born in rural France and raised surrounded by flowers, Marie feels that working with her hands helps her mindfully translate emotions through creativity. She interprets the Japanese-inspired Ikebana vase by carefully selecting colours, textures and shapes to make flowers come alive in an artful composition.
“An Ikebana vase gives the flowers a chance to be displayed, in all its glory… By doing this, we let the flowers dictate their own storytelling and give them life.” Mathilde Lauridsen, Stalks & Roots, Copenhagen Originally from the West coast of Denmark, Mathilde grew up with a deep appreciation for nature and handcraft. For her, “flowers can be an everyday luxury that reminds us to take care of ourselves and the world that surrounds us.” Mathilde’s two interpretations of the Ikebana vase are different in style, though similar in concept, as they are both grounded in her philosophy of making each flower the main character.
THE SPANISH ARTIST DESIGNER As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliviero Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with his collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, later followed by interior design and installations.