The annual London Design Festival runs from September 14 – 23, 2012. As part of the festival, Finnish designer Aino Kavantera has teamed up with Clerkenwell florist Wildabout to create the exhibition ‘Wild about Ikura’, which will be on display from September 16-29. The installation features vases and lamps from Kavantera’s ‘Ikura’ collection, and it incorporates some of Wildabout’s best quality decorative flowers.
‘Ikura’ is a collection of sculptural ceramic vases and lamps, created from spherical and molecular-style components that attach to one another. The ‘molecules’ across each vase have a hole for a single stem, allowing the vase to become a striking multi-dimensional floral display when dressed up.
The vases’ design draws inspiration from a 17th century Dutch pyramid vase with holes for multiple flowers that primarily served as a decorative showpiece as well as from fish roe (Ikura in Japanese).
Aino Kavantera studied interior design at London Guildhall University. Her most recent project was the Fin Noir exhibition, which took place at Paris S/S 2012 Fashion Week. She has also worked at the Marcel Wanders Studio in Amsterdam as part of a small multi-disciplinary team producing a diverse range of international work covering bespoke products and high profile interiors spaces.
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