The acrylic Flower Vase #3 by Shiro Kuramata is considered to be a point of reference in the history of contemporary industrial design. This incredible time-enduring piece of art is part of the permanent collection of many important art museums worldwide. Such as the the MoMA NY, the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and many more.
It was designed by Shiro Kuramata in 1989 and manufactured by Ishimaru co. ltd. After producing the famous `Miss Blanche’ armchair, Kuramata was captivated by the new charm of acrylic. His fascination of working with colored acrylic blocks led him to design a whole collection of uniquely designed acrylic vases. Flower Vase #3 is part of this collection and takes advantage of the unique qualities the acrylic glass has to offer. In all these pieces the colored acrylic receives natural and artificial light, transforms and illuminates itself as if it were in gas or liquid form. The beautiful results were hard to express in words.