This iconic acrylic flower vase was designed by Shiro Kuramata in 1989 for Ishimaru Co., Ltd., Japan. It has a pink acrylic core that seems to be floating within transparent acrylic shell. A glass test tube is inserted into the pink core.
Shiro Kuramata's (1934-1991) designs reflect the confidence and creativity of postwar japan, retaining a strong identity based on traditional Japanese aesthetics while breaking new ground through the use of innovative materials. He combined the Japanese concept of the unity of the arts with his fascination with contemporary western culture, inventing a new design vocabulary: : the ephemeral, the sensation of floating and release from gravity, transparency and the construction of light. Kuramata reassessed the relationship between form and function, imposing his own vision of the surreal and of minimalist ideals on everyday objects.
Material: Acrylic, glass
Size: h 19 cm 7 1/2" w 11 cm 4 1/4"
Condition: Mint condition, in original packaging