The Aurelian Vase comprises a smoked mouth-blown glass bowl with a hand-turned solid ash body and neck, which supports the flower stems and acts as a ledge to catch any debris that might fall.
‘The Aurelian Vase catches dying leaves and petals, and presents them not as a dead part of the flower, but as a continuation of its life cycle – a moment to be admired, not discarded. In entomology (the study of insects) an Aurelian is someone who catches butterflies. The likeness of this to the function of the vase inspired the name.’
The black colour provides a strong silhouette as well as highlighting fallen pieces, taking attention away from the vase and placing the focus on its contents. The different neck options allow for different species of plants and their individual characteristics.