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Bloom my Buddy
Designers Niels Van Eijk & Miriam Van der Lubbe have created these fun and fabulous flower vases. They have a reservoir in which to hold the water and various holes so you can design your 'boy' or 'girl' in infinite floral dress. Created in a large and a small size, they were initially commissioned by the Flower Council of Holland.
The two sizes in comparison:
The smaller one measures 45 cm ( or 17.75"H) , is made of rotation moulded polyethylene and has 98 holes. The larger version measures 120 cm, is made of hand laminated polyester and has 298 holes.
Take a look at some of the fun examples of how these vases can turn your flora into little characters.
Bloom My Buddy
You can purchase the small sized for $199.00 USD here.
About the designers:
Niels van Eijk and Miriam van der Lubbe
from their site:
“Our designs raise questions; we work with forms and products we all know, we add benefits to them to make it nowadays products without loosing their own characteristics. They make you change your perspective to things, and challenge you to look at another way to the world around you.”
Graduated at the Design Academy and the post graduate programme of the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Started their design studio in 1998. They work individually but share one studio. Often they collaborate in projects. They focus on product, interior and exhibition design.
Work has been exhibited worldwide and purchased by many museums such as Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, The Dutch Textile Museum Tilburg, Manchester City Art Gallery, WOCEF Korea, Museum FIT New York and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Clients include; European Ceramic Workcentre, Rosenthal, Droog Design, Habitat, Premsela Dutch Design Foundation, Dutch Textile Museum, Moooi, Flower Council of Holland. They teach product design at various academies at the Design Academy Eindhoven.
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