The PIEN batch stem vases have been turned by hand on a lathe from blocks of laminated Linoleum flooring. Although these vases are dense, heavyweight and solid, they are soft to the touch and warm on the eye. They are finished with brass insets encloses with a disc of ‘concrete’ Linoleum. Statement interior accessories.
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.