The Honeycomb Vase by Studio Libertiny...and Honeybees

The Honeycomb Vase by Studio Libertiny...and Honeybees

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Janel Laban
Apr 9, 2008

Studio Libertiny has collaborated with 40,000 honeybees to create this piece. A reaction to and comment on mass-production, it "concedes the human manufacturing process to something simpler and more beautiful". Starting with a basic mold that is the same for each vase, the bees slowly create naturally varied final products. Jump below to see more from the Dutch designer (and the bees):

Marcus Fairs, design writer, had this to say about the Honeycomb Vase: "Beautiful, fragile and completely organic...each is unique and different hives produce vases with different colours and scents. It's a wonderful example of the way contemporary designers are turning away from industry and towards the natural world for inspiration."

Concept: Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny
Beekeepers: Cor Bunthof, Ad Staals
More info: Studio Libertiny

UPDATE: The Honeycomb Vases are coming to Moss in May. Click here for details.

Photos: Raoul Kramer via Studio Libertiny

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