Form and Function

A vase is just a vase. I like it when form and function go well together. Beautiful when filled with flowers or branches, a special sculpture when empty. That’s why the Vitra Nuage Vase is so perfect.

The Nuage Vase in ceramic is a design by the French brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra. The cloud-like shape characterizes their designs. There are three different sizes and heightsof the Nuage. Each vase can be used as a single eye-catcher or combined together to create a composition. In addition to aluminum, this vase series is also available in a creamy ceramic. 

I have several Vitra designs at home, from small furniture to home accessories. New or used, much loved and well taken care of. Special items that will far outlast the time of mass production. Like humans, more characteristic and unique with age. Because it is designed and made with care, it also lasts much longer. Luckily more and more interior design companies are paying attention to this. 

Vitra has been producing beautiful and unique chairs, tables, lamps and accessories since the 1950s. The strength of the brand is its collaboration with the world’s most renowned designers, including Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec. The brothers have been working together for 15 years and have designed many home accessories and furniture. This vase is a good example of their versatility in design. I don’t want to hide a vase when it is not in use so I have several vases collected in my String Furniture wall cabinet which serve as both a vase and a sculpture. I pay extra attention to this when purchasing a new vase.

The creamy white of the ceramic Nuage is a fine, soft color that combines well in my interior with whites, greys, browns, black and natural greens. It is a soft addition, both because of the color and the round shapes. Each vase is finished by hand, which makes every piece unique. 

Photography beeldSTEIL | Wen van Woudenberg

In collaboration with mister design

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