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HOB-P1 Tulip Vase Top
Bronze - Bas van Beek

An extraordinary piece of Dutch design, that is what the Top of the Tulip vase by Bas van Beek is. This imposing ornament is specially designed to be placed on top of the stackable JVDV Tulip vases. In the top piece you recognize of course the pentagon motif from the JVDV vases. The HPB-P1 Top - the name is derived from inspirator H.P. Berlage - is carried out in bronze glazed earthenware, measures 56 cm and has 5 pentagonal flower holes, in the shape you see in different models of the JVDV Tulip vases. An exclusive Crown on a contemporary Tulip Vase.


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HPB-P1, crown on the JVDV Tulip vases

Most tulip vases are traditionally shaped and decorated. Not the JVDV Tulip Vases with on top this HPB-P1. This contemporary bronze glazed masterpiece that you place on top of stacked JVDV Tulip vases are designed from a pentagon as a basic form and has 5 pentagonal flower holes. Beautiful as an ornament, attractive as a vase with flowers. The HPB P1 fits like a masterpiece on the JVDV P1 or the JVDV-A2 that allows you to create a beautiful, stately tulip vase from 90 cm to 190 cm. Produced by Cor Unum contemporary ceramics.

Background of the HPB-P1 Tulip Vase Top

The name of the HPB Tulip vase Top stems from the initials of Hendrik Petrus Berlage (1856-1934), an influential Dutch architect and urban planner who, among other things, has designed the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam and the City Museum in The Hague. Bas van Beek has translated the transformation of designs from Berlage's "Lesson in Design" in the HPB P1 in the shape of a pentagon.

The history of the tulip vase

The Tulip vase is a vase made for flowers and, in particular, tulips, but serves equally well as a decor piece. Tulip vases date from the time of King William III and his wife Mary Stuart. Then the first flowers holders with spouts were made, possibly because Mary Stuart launched the fashion to have fresh flowers in your home. The English Princess ordered a number of different vases designed by Daniel Marot from Pottery The Greek A in Delft, The Netherlands. In the 17th century, tulip vases were produced in Delft and were decorated with a Delft blue or Chinese decoration. They were put down in the middle of the table as showpieces, even without flowers. Only a century later, one spoke about Tulip vases.K

JVDV designer Bas van Beek

Bas van Beek (1974, Nijmegen) is an anti-designer, who criticizes market mechanisms, 'branding', poor conceptualism and the uncritical designer-cults with his work. BAS has attended the WdKA – the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam where he graduated in 1998. Since he did not aspire to work at a design agency, he started his career as an independent designer. As of 2006 Bas van Beek teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, where he was head of designLAB form 2009 to 2013. About his inspiration, he says: 'I don't work that way, it is rather an unhealthy obsession that drives me. If it’s not there, nothing happens.' The designs of Bas van Beek cover a wide area: architecture, furniture, ceramics, glass, patterns. He often works with existing materials and exploits fully the aesthetics of the arbitrary and the coincidence. His work can be found in collections of, among others, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, National Glass Museum Leerdam, Princessehof Leeuwarden and the Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg.

Product specifications
Brand : Cor Unum
Designer : Bas van Beek
Material :Earthenware
Color :Bronze
Dimensions :56 x19 cm (h x w)
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