Spanish artist and designer Jaime Hayón transforms his distinctive creativity into two new accessory collections for the Danish company Fritz Hansen, the Ikeru vases and the Happy hook.

Jaime Hayon was inspired by the ancient art of Japanese flower arranging – known as ikebana or ikeru –to create a set of new, unconventional vases exclusively for Fritz Hansen. ‘The Ikeru vases have something in common with Jaime Hayon’s candlestick designs. Now, his urban design language pairs with true nature. The vases almost look like little cities blooming,’ says Christian Andresen, Head of Fritz Hansen Design.

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The designs are transparent and direct in their intention to honour every flower placed within them. The task of flower arranging is slowed down and simplified, for deep appreciation and presence of mind. Nature is at the core of this design.

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Metal flutes hold individual flowers for a full appreciation of every flower from stem to crown. Together, the flutes of different heights create a ‘landscape’ from which the flowers rise. Water in the glass trays below keep flowers fresh. With blossoms or with greenery, Ikeru vases are an invitation to appreciate nature or to share the feeling with others.

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