The Balance Vase Sets were designed by the Danish designer Hallgeir Homstvedt for Muuto. The special extra: featured with strong, magnets which locks them in an upright balanced position.
The Balance Vases and bottom trays
Keeping the vases and trays together is a strong hidden magnet, which locks them in an upright balanced position while at the same time allowing the vases to be moved around on the tray, for a personalized look. On closer examination, it turns out that this construction is rather down-to-earth than audacious as it appears at first glance. The vases are casted in colored clay (waterproof varnished on the inside) and the tray in steel. On request , the Balance Vase Sets are available in varios colour variants.
Hallgeir Homstvedt on the design: "I wanted to play with the concept of visual balance when designing the Balance vase set, and offer a new perspective on a vase. My idea was to create an object that naturally engages the observer’s curiosity and creativity. Most vases look empty without flowers, but the Balance vases are almost like sculptural silhouettes that you can personalize and arrange the way you desire, with or without flowers."