Glass vases inspiration

Glass vases Designed by Josef Frank

Svenskt Tenn's founder, Estrid Ericson, found that all flowers are suitable for vases. The important thing is to choose grandiose vases for grandiose bouquets and light vases for delicate flowers. The range includes, among other things, five glass vases designed by Josef Frank; all in different sizes and with undulating shapes. In 1937, he created the characteristic vase no2. It is made by skilled glass blowers and fits everything from single stem flowers to abundant bouquets.

See Vase no. 2

In newspaper articles during the 1950s, Estrid Ericson shows how to arrange seasonal bouquets. She presented the beauty of simple seed capsules and grass, but also how flowers could be combined to refined bunches and bouquets.

In 1957, Josef Frank designed a collection of four vases; no. 7, 5, 13 and 8 - all with completely different shapes: high, narrow, wide and low. The smallest of these vases is No. 8, only 11 centimetres high and 13 centimetres wide. This vase is beautifully suited for smaller flower arrangements; buds, tulips and short stems.

See Vase no. 8
Glass vases Josef Frank
"YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY VASES. EACH VASE MUST PERFECTLY FIT THE CHOSEN FLOWERS, OTHERWISE THE ARRANGEMENT WILL NOT REACH ITS FULL POTENTIAL. ONE SHOULD THEREFORE HAVE ALMOST AS MANY VASES AS THERE ARE SPECIES OF FLOWERS.”
Estrid Ericson