The Balance Vase Sets were designed by the Norwegian designer Hallgeir Homstvedt for Muuto. The special extra:
fitted with magnets, they don’t tip over.
The Balance vases and bottom trays are kept together with a strong, hidden magnet, which keeps the set’s separate pieces in an upright balanced position. So the at first glance daring balancing game is, on closer examination, revealed to be a solid construction. The vases can of course be moved for redecoration on the bottom tray despite or better said due to the magnets, so you can give them a personal touch. The vases are made from coloured clay (with waterproof glaze on the inside), the bottom trays are made of steel.
The Balance vase set is available in different colours on request. Hallgeir Homstvedt explains his design: I wanted to play with the concept of visible balance and open a new perspective in vase design when I was designing the Balance Vase Set. I wanted to create an object which completely naturally aroused the curiosity and creativity of the observer. Most vases look empty without flowers, but in contrast the Balance vases are almost like sculptural silhouettes that you can give a personal touch to and arrange the way you would like to. With or without flowers."