Designed by celebrated chef Yotam Ottolenghi, in collaboration with his friend Ivo Bisignano, the new Sicily vase collection for Serax is inspired by traditional Sicilian ceramic craft and summers in the Mediterranean. Full of the same energy as his recipes, the series is bursting with colour, with each vase crafted in the form of a different character and hand-painted in intricate detail.
The collection references the ancient legend of "Testa di Moro", typically found on Sicilian balconies, the crown-shaped heads have been produced in the Teste di Moro di Caltagirone region for centuries. The artist, Ivo Bisignano’s, expressive style is personified in this series of striking vases, conjuring memories of Sicilian flavours under the Mediterranean sun.
Alvar Aalto - 125 Years
This year marks the 125th anniversary of Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) - undoubtedly one of the greatest names in modern architecture and design. His progressive philosophy led to some of the most iconic designs of the Twentieth Century. Aalto’s visual vernacular of organic, undulating forms still looks as fresh today as it did then.
Throughout the 1930s, the designer developed a series of decorative vases and bowls for submission to the Paris and New York world fairs. Compelled by his passion for glass, Aalto was consistently searching for innovative ways to work with the material. To this day, each vase is handcrafted using the same mouth-blown technique at Iittala’s Glass Factory in Finland.
Wind & Fire - Serax
Designed by Marie Michielssen for Serax, the Wind & Fire Vase collection explores the possibilities of mouth-blown glass with expert craftsmanship. The vibrant tinted glass is formed with a combination of wind and fire, using an experimental colour palette, reflecting the natural environment. Each vessel is finished with small rounded arms on adjacent sides and includes a range of sizes, each perfect for floral displays or as a standalone object.
New arrivals from Polspotten include the Roman Vase Collection - a contemporary take on the vessels of ancient Rome, fusing classic silhouettes with unexpected vibrant tones and a unique texture. Each vase is crafted from iron and powder-coated in an array of colours.
Based in Holland, Polspotten was established in the back of a car in Amsterdam in 1986. Over three decades later, the brand have developed a strong following, with their collections of colourful furniture and home accessories. On a mission to bring playfulness to interiors, Polspotten represents creativity in its purist form, infusing every project with humour and vibrant hues.