The Oui vase facilitates a personal everyday ritual for people in love. The vase is pinched together at the top into a feature that resembles a seal. The divided top part encourages a new way to make a bouquet; the two individuals of a couple can bring their own respective contributions to the vase, and thus it becomes an expression of the two units that make up the pair. A peony stolen in a neighbour’s garden along with a fern from the forest edge picked while jogging. A sprig bridal veil along with a poppy. An artichoke combined with some pine branches.
The complex shape of the Oui vases challenges the glass blowers at Magnor Glassverk to bring their very best performance. Every vase is stamped into shape, and then the top section is cut, pinched and shaped by hand to make each vase into a unique piece.
Designers: Torbjørn Anderssen and Kristine Five Melvær
Manufacturer: Magnor Glassverk
Material: Colored glass
Photos: Erik Five Gunnerud