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RGB Vases – P242 by Oscar Diaz

London Design Festival 09: Spanish designer Oscar Diaz has designed a set of red, green and blue vases that nest inside each other to appear a specific hue of purple.


The vases are hand-blown and will be exhibited as part of an exhibition called Eyes on Spanish Design at 100% Design in London in September.


Diaz also designed the Ink calendar in our previous story.

See all our stories about London Design Festival 2009 in our special category.

Here's some more information from Diaz:


Oscar Diaz Studio
RGB Vases - P242

Project Description:

The RGB vases combine the excellence of a process like glass blowing, refined through more than two thousand years, with references to the contemporary culture, were screens are extremely common, and its colors, based on the RGB color system.


The vase works as a three dimensional pixel were the RGB colors overlap to create a specific color which appears only once the vases are nested. Each vase is made using the values of red, green and blue that make up the specific purple color (P242). When the three vases are nested, the light passes through, and mixes the three colors so that the purple becomes evident.


A computer is used to calculate the exact amount of color that each vase must have in order to achieve the desired color.

The RGB vases will be exhibited as part of " Eyes on Spanish Design" an exhibition about emerging Spanish designers organised by the ICEX together with the DDI which will take place at 100% Design during the London Design Festival next September.


Designer: Oscar Diaz
Name: RGB Vases ( P242-color)
Material: Hand blown glass. Limited edition.
Dimensions: Nested 526 x ∅ 325 mm