Gauge borosilicate vase

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Borosilicate glass.
Mouth-blown and free formed by hand in England, without the use of moulds.
Each piece is accompanied by a certificate, indicating its unique production number.

Something is lost when we bring flowers indoors. The flowers are no longer animated by a breeze because the vase holds them rigid. The flowers cannot properly wilt when they are dying because the vase keeps them straight.

The Gauge Vase takes on the behaviour of the flower. The weight of the water holds the vase upright. The vase ‘wilts’ as the flower drinks the water, letting us know that it needs watering.

A gauge is an instrument that measures and shows the amount of something. The Gauge vase indicates the level of remaining water, by the angle of the vase’s neck. 

Like any vase, the Gauge vase can be knocked over. Unlike any other vase, it will spring back up. It is designed for leaning and swaying and will return to where it best balances - upright when fully watered, tilting when thirsty.

The vase can pirouette and dance. It invites people to play... because the water moves inside - sometimes following, sometimes leading the sway of the glass - an irregular movement is created, reminiscent of flowers dancing in a breeze.

Please see here for glass care.

Winner of the Enterprise Europe Network Award for new markets, 2014. Selected as "Best of Show", by Sally Davies of Mix magazine at Pulse, 2013.
Featured in Monocle.

OHIM Community Design Number: 002207779-0001
USA Design Patent Number: US D727,081 S

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