The enormous 130-centimeter-high vase that was on display during the King’s Day parade in Zwolle was designed and built by second-year students of Interior Design, specifically Erik Baas, Rosalie Moesker, Kirsten Quicken and Jordy Vijfschaft.
The vase unites several unique Zwolle characteristics. The vase’s design consists of numerous layers, much like in the statue of the Glass Angel on the Grote Markt in Zwolle. The shape of the vase was inspired by Zwolle’s earthen ramparts and ditches, consisting of many layers of wood cut into varying sizes. The resulting shape culminates in four individual elements that refer to the Parade’s four themes: Agro, Plastic, Water and Economics & Recreation. The vase’s basic shape is reminiscent of the funnel cups found in a graveyard in Dalfsen in 2015 dating to the Stone Age.
The vase is part of a larger collection that is a collaboration with students from CIBAP and De Groen Welle. The CIBAP made the accompanying table, while De Groene Welle provided the flowers for the vase.
The vase and flowers will be on display in the Grote Kerk for the next few days.