Lotte van Laatum works as a contextual designer. She searches for ways where design can contribute in a positive way to society. With this vision in mind, she has created a collection of tulip vases based on the idea of a shared identity.
It was around 1600 that Dutch diplomats brought the tulip from Turkey to The Netherlands. Since then, the tulip has been a national symbol for both countries. The Tulipa vases express this shared identity by combining the shapes of the traditional Dutch tulip vases with the traditional Turkish tulip patterns from the caftans of the sultans (right photo).
The vases, available from November, will cost between € 50 – 60. You can contact Lotte at [email protected] for more information.