Material: Pressed anodised aluminium
Large 450 x 100 mm
Medium 330 x 110 x mm
Small 225 x 90 mm
We are extremely excited to announce the launch of the new FINK Single Stem Vase Collection.
These new vases pay homage to Robert Foster's 2008 lighting installation The Jourey, at ActewAGL in Canberra. For The Journey Robert created 37 individual tusk-like forms he called Ossalites. The Ossaltes were set into a floor housing a sequenced LED lighting system triggered by motion sensors. The Ossalites ranged in height from 1 to 3 metres creating a mesmerising forest of light.
Regrettably The Journey was recently decommissioned. These graceful lights have been much loved and admired, so we thought it fitting to celebrate Robert's legacy by creating these elegant sculptural vases and pay homage to Robert and his Ossalites.
Bengt Cannon was part of a team that worked with Robert on The Journey and has been part of the FINK team for 14 years. Drawing on his experience from work alongside Robert, Bengt has created new tooling, enabling FINK team to produce these unique forms. Bengl has worked assiduously to engineer three different tools to create the three different shape and sizes.
The Single Stem vases are made from aluminum, FINK's signature material, and formed using Robert's unique water forming process. This process allows for the creation of these fluid, organic shapes now synonymous with the FINK aesthetic. Two pieces are formed at a time and each piece is individually hand finished and then anodised. Each vessel has a seam that runs along the arc creating a ridge or backbone. Robert was the backbone of FINK & Co and he instilled in the fabric of the company the importance of creating high quality, unique designs and supporting the Australian design industry. We still live by his values.
These minimal forms are designed to house a single stem flower and the weight of acts perfectly as a counter balance for holding a long-stemmed Australian native. They work beautifully as an individual or collective sculpture, memorializing and celebrate Robert, the individual and the collective Ossalites.
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.