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KFM Soft Vase

by Kristine Five Melvaer

In collab­o­ra­tion with When Objects Work, Kris­tine Five Melvær has created the KFM Soft Vase as a part in a distinct series of vases that play with mate­r­ial and shape. Her design juxta­poses the hard­ened mate­r­ial of glass against the softly curved struc­ture of the vase. The vase can be inverted for multi-direc­tional use, creat­ing the ability to hold a single bud or a whole bouquet. The fluid form and layered trans­par­ent glass is key to the design. Melvær created three sizes for the vase: Small, Medium or Large; and four sepa­rate colors: Burgundy, Green, Blue or Trans­par­ent allow­ing for 12 differ­ent design choices. The Soft Vase design is a follow up to her Soft Bowl Series; there is a strong visual rela­tion­ship between each piece of her work.

A native of Oslo, Norway, Kris­tine Five Melvær is an award-winning home acces­sories designer. Her work in furni­ture, textiles, light­ing, table­ware and vessels is rooted in the commu­ni­ca­tion between the user and the object, as well as the emotional bond that people form with objects they admire. Consid­er­ing Five Melvær’s noted part­ner­ships with various compa­nies, such as Magnor Glassverk, When Objects Work, Roros Tweed, Heymat and Vestre, it’s clear her designs tran­scend a single product type. Her work has a distinct simplic­ity and often embraces a sensual form. Her designs for glass­work are some of the stand­out pieces in her reper­toire. Her vase collec­tion with Magnor Glassverk was presented with the Riedel Award in 2014.

Kristine Five Melvaer

Norway (1984)

A native of Oslo, Norway, Kristine Five Melvaer is an award-winning home accessories designer. Her work in furniture, textiles, lighting, tableware and vessels is rooted in the communication between the user and the object, as well as the emotional bond that people form with objects they admire. Considering Five Melvaer's noted partnerships with various companies, such as Magnor Glassverk, When Objects Work, Roros Tweed, Heymat, and Vestre, it's clear her designs transcend a single product type. Her work has a distinct simplicity and often embraces a sensual form. Her designs for glasswork are some of the standout pieces in her repertoire. Her vase collection with Magnor Glassverk was presented with the Riedel Award in 2014.

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