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LIO VASE

The LIO single stem vases have been turned by hand on a lathe from blocks of laminated Linoleum flooring. These lively yet muted vases are inset with glass tubes to hold single stems that elongate the playful forms. Particularly dynamic in small collections to energise and animate interiors.

The LIO Single Stem Vase, LIN Pendant, and PIEN Batch Stem Vase form the studios first product range. All the products are driven by the potential of the under-celebrated qualities of Linoleum flooring, one of the most environmentally clean surface materials manufactured from natural and renewable linseed oil, pine resin and woodflour, yet largely replaced by vinyl flooring – quicker, cheaper, brighter. The product range disrupts our familiar associations of Linoleum as a flooring product by re-appropriating it to craft – a context that is deeply rooted in its production but rarely noted in its mass-manufactured setting. By transforming this industrialised product into something intimately social, the products celebrate Linoleum’s malleable personality.