Showroom Spotlight: Aprilli Vase Collection

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The Peacock Vase

The Aprilli Flower Vase Collection designed by Steve Lee, AIA LEED AP BD+C, features 3D printed vases in distinctive shapes that provide a unique platform for diverse floral arrangements and compositions. Each vase has a minimal but elegant structural setting for floral arrangements, which provides unlimited opportunities for floral designers to create their artwork and displays. Each vase consists of eight to twenty stems, each comprised of a singular glass tube housing water and flowers. Each tube can be easily removed and replaced for refilling water and rearranging flowers without moving the vase from its original position.

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The Spiral Vase

According to the designer, by using the glass tubes, the flowers can be raised higher from the ground and detached from each other giving more opportunities for opulent, spatial, and dynamic floral arrangement. The organic curvilinear form allows the overall structure to be efficient and functionally sturdy, while at the same time provides a sculptural presence through the vase itself. This sculptural form, along with diverse floral arrangement schemes, can create a strong artistic presence that changes the atmosphere of any interior through the expressed styles of the floral designer, and fill the space with life and refreshment.

The Petit Vase

The Petit Vase

Aprilli Flower Vases are created using a combination of 3D printing and poly-resin casting. The exterior shell is 3D printed in several pieces using PLA thermoplastic and later assembled together to create a continuous surface. Poly resin is cast inside the 3D printed shell to add more stability and weight to the vase. The curvy form of the vase helps the structure gain more strength through organic form by distributing the load evenly to a base surface. This accommodates even large scale floral loads and an increased water capacity, reducing the frequency for watering. After the resin is cured, the vases are sent to a paint facility to give a highly glossy and protective finish to the final product. The polyurethane paint protects the vase from thermal deformation or wearing and is substantially durable. The 3D printing technology and processes allow the vases to be manufactured and customized easily in house with minimum finish processing. The 3D printed shell to add more stability and weight to the vase. The curvy form of the vase helps the structure gain more strength through organic form by distributing the load evenly to a base surface. This accommodates even large scale floral loads and an increased water capacity, reducing the frequency for watering. After the resin is cured, the vases are sent to a paint facility to give a highly glossy and protective finish to the final product. The polyurethane paint protects the vase from thermal deformation or wearing and is substantially durable. The 3D printing technology and processes allow the vases to be manufactured and customized easily in house with minimum finish processing.

For information contact info@aprilli.com.

 Floral design by Jenny Barker (Peacock)  and Jennifer McGarigle (Petit).

 

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