ALART Aluminum Hana-Asobi Flower Vase Set (3 bowls and 6 wire bases)
Create a variety of flower arrangements with this unique flower vase set which includes aluminum bowls and wire bases. The components can be combined to make arrangements in differing sizes and shapes. "Hana-Asobi" means "playing with flowers" in Japanese and is exactly what this vase can help you do. One of the most popular items from ALART, it is a wonderful item for flower-lovers who want to add more freedom and creativity to their floral decorations.
This set includes aluminum bowls in 3 different sizes and 6 hand-twisted aluminum wire bases. These wire bases have been arranged by skilled craftsmen who understand the properties of aluminum well and know what kind of shapes are easy to use. The metal color of aluminum is a good contrast with colorful flowers and highlights their organic beauty.
This vase is easy to use. Choose a bowl and place a twisted wire base in the bowl. Take a close look at the twisted wire base and find openings where you may insert the flowers. If you have difficulty finding a good opening, try flipping over the wire base and start over. Remember to insert the flower until the end of the stem touches the water in the bowl. If you choose the largest bowl, you may use 2 bases to make a large arrangement. Tightly fix the 2 together when trying this method.
We recommend using flowers that are light in weight. When using flowers with thick stems, cut them short to make it easier to place them in the wire base. Flowers with curvatures go well with the curved lines of the aluminum wires and create an artistic composition. Here are some recommended flowers according to season.
Spring: Canola flowers, Marguerite daisy flowers, Pansies, Stock flowers
Summer: Roses, Rose Mallows, Hydrangeas+Iris leaves, Clematis flowers
Autumn: Cosmos flowers, Maple leaves, Balloon flowers, Dahlias
Winter: Nandina+pine, Camellias, Hyacinth flowers
Feel free to use whatever flower that may be available. Enjoy experimenting with different colors, shapes and sizes.
Some notes when using this vase. Although the aluminum wires may be fine-tuned, as they are fairly sturdy, using too much force may lead to damaging the wires. You can also use the wire bases with other items such as wine glasses or stoneware bowls.
Let your creative juices flow and try your hand at designing beautiful floral arrangements with this vase set from ALART.
ALART is a brand created by Marushin Kinzoku Kogyo, a company based in Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture, in 1976. With their long experience of processing aluminum, the company pursued the possibilities of this highly versatile material and created various items from tableware to home decor items. They hope that their products will convey the passion and dedication of all those involved in the manufacturing process. They also hope that their products can assist people to connect with one another. Enjoy high-quality craftsmanship and unique creativity with vases from ALART.
- Quantity: 3 Aluminum bowls, 6 Aluminum twisted wire bases
- Dimension: [Bowls] L: W21.5cm(8.5in) x H6.5cm(2.6in), M: W15cm(5.9in) x H4cm(1.6in), S: W11cm(4.3in) x H3.5cm(1.4in)
- Material: Aluminum
- Origin: Made in Japan
- Brand: ALART
Notes: After use, dry all surfaces with a cloth. White spots may begin to appear but are harmless.
All edges have been smoothed but be cautious when handling.
Do not clean with metal sponges or abrasive cleansing agents.
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ALART is a brand created by Marushin Kinzoku Kogyo in 1947, when the company began a new search. The brand pursues the possibilities of aluminum based on the concepts of original ideas that break free from stereotypes, design that enhances the creativity of the user, and creative craftsmanship.View more ALART items
In Japan, gold, silver, copper, tin, and iron are called "Gokin (five metals)" and have been used as materials for metalworking since ancient times. Each metal has a different luster, workability, strength, thermal conductivity, heat retention, moisture resistance, corrosion resistance, etc., and techniques to utilize these characteristics have developed in various regions.From daily necessities such as pots, kettles, and accessories to works of art that represent the times such as tea ceremony utensils, Japanese swords, and Buddhist bells, a wide variety of metalwork has been produced in each era.View more Metal items
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i already sent back a reply to customer service, i expected the wiring to be done by you, now i have to do it myself and its not nice as pictured, very difficult, how can you help ?
Thank you for sharing here as well. We are sorry that you received the unfolded ring, and we will replace it as soon as possible. Please wait a few more days; we will ship you a new ring.