The Delta vase – designed by Mart van Schijndel in 1981 – was originally produced in three sizes: small, medium and large. His daughter and designer Meike van Schijndel – known for her Kisses Urinal – has re-introduced the original Delta Vase in one size after ten years of absence.
The vase Delta is the best known example of Schijndel’s preference for the triangular shape. This design from 1981 is now a Dutch Design Classic.
Unlike any other glass vases from blown glass, this vase is composed of three rectangular glass plates which are bonded with silicone sealant. Of each plate a corner is cut off.
The minimalist simplicity of the extremely copied Delta Vase brought van Schijndel international recognition. In 1984 the Delta vase won the ‘5th Arango International Design Contest, Glass that Works’ in Miami. The Delta vase has received numerous international awards and can be found in world renowed museum collections such as the MoMA in New York, the Neue Sammlung in München and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Each vase is engraved with a signature of the designer. This would give the impression that Van Schijndel sees the vase as an art object. The opposite is true: for him the vase was a flower carrier that when not used as such should be stored in the closet.