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Ruutu Group Of Vases

This is a Group of vases. It was designed by Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec and manufactured by littala. It is dated 2015. Its medium is mold-blown, ground and polished glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Ruutu (Finnish for diamond or square) is the name of this collection of modular vases produced in five sizes and seven colors. The Bouroullec brothers’ minimal, rectilinear vessels work together as a family of colored transparent glass forms that the user arranges to create a varied color landscape.

It is credited Gift of littala.

  • Wine Glass
  • glass.
  • Gift of Mrs. Paul Moore.
  • 1960-164-15

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Vase
  • blown and acid etched glass .
  • Gift of Mrs. Jefferson Patterson.
  • 1981-13-28

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 27 × 20.5 × 11.5 cm (10 5/8 × 8 1/16 × 4 1/2 in.) H x W x D: 20.5 × 18 × 11.1 cm (8 1/16 × 7 1/16 × 4 3/8 in.) H x W x D: 18 × 11.5 × 6.5 cm (7 1/16 × 4 1/2 × 2 9/16 in.) H x W x D: 14 × 11.5 × 6.5 cm (5 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 2 9/16 in.) H x W x D: 80 × 11.5 × 6.3 cm (31 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 2 1/2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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