The Oui Vase is a collaborative project by designers Kristine Five Melvær and Torbjørn Anderssen, a unique project that celebrates the occasion of their upcoming wedding.
Say the designers, “While we normally work in our individual firms Kristine Five Melvær Design and Anderssen & Voll, we are doing a project together on the occasion of our wedding this month. We thought it would be great to make an object that would forever remind us of our wedding. After some initial sketching we felt that the content of the project could have relevance to other couples as well.” The vase was launched by Norwegian glass manufacturer Magnor Glassverk at their showroom in Oslo.
“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.”