Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Ten Best Contemporary Tulip Vases

Spring is here and the Tulip Season too. 

 

I have chosen a contemporary collection of tulip vases that I think are stunning - any of which will make this spring season a very special one.

 

Every tulip season I remember my grandfather telling me the Tulip mania story.  I don’t remember all the details, but that is why we have Wikipedia.

 

Tulip mania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced Turkish tulips reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed. At the peak of tulip mania in February 1637, tulip contracts sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. It is generally considered the first recorded speculative bubble (or economic bubble)  - Wikipedia

 

Thankfully now days tulips are very affordable and everybody can enjoy them.  Doesn’t matter how beautiful the vase is we can still reflect in their elegance.  Of course, if you can have a vase as inspired as the tulip itself, why not?

 

image ATOMS D’ARGENT – CHRISTOFLE

Designed by Richard Hutten

 

imageTULIPA VASE – MODEL 2

Designed by Lotte van Laatum

 

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 STERLING SILVER TULIP VASE

Designed by Daan Brouwer

 

image  DELFT BLUE #5 - MOOOI

Designed by Marcel Wanders

 

image CORAL VASE

Designed by Norman Trapman

 

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ROYAL DELFT - MOOOI

Designed by Marcel Wanders

 

image CORAL VASE

Designed by Norman Trapman

 

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DELFT BLUE 12 - MOOOI

Design by Marcel Wanders

 

image ELEMENTS 003 - MOOOI

Designed by Jaime Hayon

 

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DELFT #4 – MOOOI

Designed by Marcel Wanders

 

Which one is your favourite?

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9 comments:

vosges paris said...

I love the Moooi gallery, I walked in yesterday. Esp. the combination eith the gustavian pieces is surprising and beautiful ;)
desiree

DoxaHome.com said...

Ivan,

Thanks so much for this post, I adore tulips and these are gorgeous tuliparies! I want the Trapman, the Wanders and the Hayon for myself...I'm coming off a bit greedy I suppose;)

Best,
Jaime

qerat said...

Moooi's pieces are beautiful especially #12

Karena said...

Ivan, all are lovely, and I especially love the tulipieres. I don't often paint flowers, and when I do, tulips are a favorite flower.

Giveaway is up on my site!

Karena
Art by Karena

Tara McHugh said...

Royal Delft is my favorite!

Running with Scissors Studio - The Blog said...

Have you got anything for dandelions? :)

red ticking said...

love tulips and these are incredible...

Velvet and Linen said...

What a fun post! That sterling silver vase is so beautiful.

xo
Brooke

Vitania said...

Hmmmm.. it's a toss up between the sterling silver and Elements 003...

Love this post...