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Design by Harry Allen, 2010.
"Over the years, I have adopted the theme of clusters in a variety of different forms. I have worked with clusters of wooden blocks to build furniture, clusters of tin cans to build storage units, and now for Gaia&Gino, clusters of optical crystal blocks to build vases. In the Metropolitan Collection the glass blocks are stacked like bricks to build sleek modern forms reminiscent of urban architecture. They stand alone as sculptures or play brilliant foil to the organic forms of flowers." — Harry Allen
The Metropolitan Large Vase is made of 61 crystal cubes, all glued by hand.
Material(s): Hand polished optical crystal
Dimensions: 5" x 3" x 10.25"
Designer: Harry Allen
Harry Allen is an award-winning interior and industrial designer. As an interior designer, Mr. Allen achieved prominence in 1994 for his design of Moss, a design gallery in New York City. A more recent design for Hushush, a Japanese clothing retailer, has expanded to a chain of more than 100 stores. He has also designed a number of successful retail interiors including the Union Street Wear Store in Los Angeles, Supreme Skateboard apparel stores in the U.S. and Japan, and the Dragonfly Selects jewelry store in Taiwan. As a product designer, he has worked for an impressive group of clients, including Warner Brothers, Umbra, Magis, Aveda, Ikea, Steuben, Corian, Origins, MAC, Johnson & Johnson, La Mer, Target and Areaware. Mr. Allen has received numerous awards, and his work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Denver Museum of Art. His interest in art, new materials, a systematic design process, and innovation have led to some of the most intelligent products and interiors in the world today.View other products by Harry Allen
Manufacturer: Gaia & Gino
Gaia&Gino has distinguished itself with quirky, inventive and story-telling products. The company has earned a reputation as one of the international design scene's most promising young brands. Besides the company's commitment to excellent design, to integrating fresh concepts into everyday home life, and to creating eye-catching objects within a traditional context, it has also cultivated successful partnerships with some of the world's foremost designers.
Gaia&Gino is named after founder Gaye Cevikel's nickname and her dog Gino. This distinctive luxury brand was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. Founder Cevikel combines her creative, strategic mind with the talents of designers to produce the outstanding Gaia&Gino collections. The line combines contemporary design with a Turkish sensibility by asking design luminaries to incorporate traditional forms and patterns into innovative objects. The choice of designer is essential as their language must be in line with the company's identity: dynamic, organic, emotional, multi- disciplinary, and multi-cultural. The result is magical design elements and room accents, ideal for decorating, gift giving and collecting.View other products from Gaia & Gino