In the spotlights: SILEX by Sylvain Willenz

04 November 2019


A gorgeous bouquet deserves a beautiful vase. And even without a spray of flowers, the best vases can make a strong design statement on their own. Which makes a vase a perfect gift, as well as an easy way to decorate your home.

For Sylvain Willenz, the design of the SILEX vases was an important study in form. When you look at the vases from above, they are not really cylinders, nor are they squares. The faceted corners are in stark contrast to the curves of the glass.

“Not an easy shape to make in glass,” says Willenz. “It takes a lot of lung power to get the sufficient amount of glass up against those faceted corners. This is an additional difficulty you don’t face with round shapes."