Nesting Vase

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I’ve used nesting side tables many times as a furniture option. The best ones combine both elegance and functionality.  This is the first time I’ve seen the idea translated into a vase, and a very attractive one at that. Designed by Ron Arad, the vase is made up of four pieces using a Turkish technique that wraps colored glass rods around molten glass to create a spiral striped look. The vase looks equally appealing empty or full, the shape and the striped design creating intricate patterns and shadows. Like a nesting side table, the four individual vases can also be used separately, as Arad says,  “…so you could have four bowls doing different things, with apples in the base and flowers in the top for example. They can work together or they can work on their own.” But just as a handsome nesting table looks best in one piece, this dramatic vase is most impressive as a wonderfully integrated objet d’art.

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