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Hand-crafted design: perfection in four layers of glass

Press release   •   Feb 09, 2017 10:29 GMT

The new hand-crafted additions to the Oronda series are more than simply classic vases, they are decorative design items in their own right. The individual marbled effects of bright orange or vibrant blue with white highlights are created in a skilled craft process using four layers of glass.

The vases are introduced in fall 2016 in two sizes and colours - decorative features both on their own or filled with flowers. Whether in your living room, dining area or conservatory, these vases will be beautiful highlights in your interior design.

Attractive presentation of large bouquets of flowers
The classic round-bodied vase is ideal for arranging large bunches of loose flowers. It is big and stable enough to hold luxurious arrangements of blooms, perhaps picked from your own garden. A bunch of large hydrangea blossoms together with a few decorative leaves will turn the blue Oronda vase into an eye-catching feature. The individual marbled effect and reflections of light on the smooth surface give the design an organic look. This animated effect creates a stylish showcase for flower arrangements in any season. Experiment with different looks - for example, a few twigs covered in autumn foliage in the orange vase.

Keep or give away?
Available in two sizes (21 x 20 cm and 17 x 16 cm) and different colours, Villeroy & Boch's new product makes an ideal gift for a wide variety of occasions. Choose the large or small model to suit the event: from birthdays to anniversaries, house-warming parties or invitations to celebratory dinners. They are also attractive accessories to complement classic tableware on wedding lists.
As an alternative to the trendy marbled effect, the Oronda vase is also available in a single-colour version. You can choose from six rich modern colours in two different sizes in this series. There is just one question now: should you keep it for yourself or give it as a gift?

Product information
The two colours for the marbled effect are "spun on" using a cone. In other words, for the blue/turquoise combination: the colours are wound like a thread around the basic glass gob overlaid with clear glass. The technical term is "spinning on".
The structure is achieved by rotating the glass gob at a specific and consistent speed.
A team of two experienced glass-makers is needed for this process.
One glass-maker holds and rotates the basic glass gob, while the other takes the preheated glass cone, sticks it onto the basic glass gob and controls the thickness of the coloured glass threads. Once the glass colours have been spun on, the glass gob is once again overlaid with clear glass, causing the colours to merge and further emphasising the marbled effect.

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Villeroy & Boch:

Villeroy & Boch is one of the world's leading premium brands for ceramic products. The family business, which was founded in 1748 and is headquartered in Mettlach/Germany, stands for innovation, tradition and exceptional style. As a renowned lifestyle brand, Villeroy & Boch offers products from the sectors Bathroom and Wellness and Tableware, and is active in 125 countries.

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