The iconic Tsé & Tsé April Vase was designed by Sigolène Prébois and Catherine Lévy in 1991. Made up of 21 tubes, this distinctive vase is inspired by Japanese ikebana. Its shape is adaptable and enables each flower to be isolated and therefore glorified, with metallic rings slotting together providing infinite flexibility of flower arrangements. An immediate success in France, the United States, and Japan, it joined the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou in 1997. The April Vase remains one of the era’s most enduring icons.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the April Vase, founders Sigolène Prébois and Catherine Lévy invited a group of artists to make a series of works inspired by their iconic vase. With over thirty artists involved in the project from painters to photographers, potters, writers and sculptors, the end result is an eclectic and beautiful exhibition with wonderful interpretations of the vase. The exhibition opened last month at Merci Merci in Paris, and will soon head to Tokyo, Los Angeles and Dubai. If you're travelling to any of these cities over the next few months make sure to see this extraordinary collection.
Below are some of our personal favorites from this inspiring and heartfelt exhibition.