Swirl Medium Vase
Made by Tom Dixon
A psychedelic update of an Italian post-modernist aesthetic, the pop sensibility of Swirl is created from a series of geometric forms stacked upon one another to create multi-dimensional, functional sculptures. The unique process involves recycling the powdered residue from the marble industry, mixed with pigment and resin to create blocks of material that can then be sawn, sliced and turned on a lathe. Stem, Small and Medium vases are inspired by Ikebana, which is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Anchored with a heavy base, the cylindrical vessels allow branches and flowers to cantilever out.