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Big Bloom Vase | MoMA Store


This minimalist vase uses a powerful Fresnel lens to magnify a single bloom in exquisite detail. The vase was created as an homage to French physician Augustin-Jean Fresnel, who invented his eponymous lens in the 18th century to help ships navigate safely to shore by intensifying the brightness of lighthouse lanterns. Today, Fresnel’s lightweight lenses are all around us, in traffic lights, televisions, magnifying lenses, and overhead projectors. Guda’s minimalist vase employs the ubiquitous lens in an unexpected context, augmenting the organic beauty of the natural world. Magnifier, connecting rod, and test tube arrive flat-packed.
SIZE 13.5h x 5.5w x 3.5"d
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