.a dutch design icon
The Delta Vase by Dutch architect and designer Mart van Schijndel has become a Dutch Design Classic. Mart's daughter and Kisses Urinal designer Meike van Schijndel is reintroducing this original Delta Vase after ten years. This famous vase from 1981 is an icon of modern design.
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are you serious, glass?!
• diameter 16cm, height 23cm
• made from glass and silicone
• handmade in The Netherlands
• engraved with a signature of the designer
• special gift packaging redesigned by Meike
more info: www.deltavase.com
Mart van Schijndel (1943-1999) Mart van Schijndel has designed the Delta Vase in 1981 for an exhibition organised in the gallery of jewelry designer Hans Appenzeller.
Van Schijndel had two months time to design a vase and ended up having only one week left for production. Blowing glass was not an option anymore. So he started working with flat glass plates, gluing them together with silicone. Because of the time pressure he had to think 'out of the box' and this resulted in a wonderful and very innovative product.
Van Schijndel was the first to make a three dimensional vase out of flat glass, which was revolutionary at that time. Van Schijndel was always keen to experiment with new materials and techniques.
The minimalist simplicity of the extremely copied Delta Vase has received numerous international awards and can be found in world renowned museum collections such as the MoMA in New York, the Neue Sammlung in Munich and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
a timeless piece!
Mart van Schijndel
Dutch architect and designer Mart van Schijndel (1943-1999) had his own architectural firm from 1968 until his death in 1999. He has been the name behind a considerable number of architectural and interior design projects, for which he also designed much of the furniture and lighting.
Mart's work is characterised by geometric shapes and clear simplicity. He was always keen to experiment with new materials and techniques, often finding simple solutions to complex problems.
In 1995 Van Schijndel received the prestigious Rietveld Award for the design of his private home at Pieterskerkhof in Utrecht.
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