Miro vases combine intense color, high craft and radiant currents of light with Art Deco's vivacious spirit.The Miro design chisels abstract, sculptural, botanical geometries into charming vases of fantastic size, finish and impact. Fabulous amethyst purple color.
Art Deco Glass Techniques Used in Modern Ways
Miro's naturalistic design is a form of cameo glass, which encases one layer of colored glass inside another. Artisans hand-chisel and hand-carve-back the outer layer to reveal color variations that intensify the optics of pigmented glass.These have convincing Art Deco styling.
Miro vases are mouth-blown into molds and annealed (slow, controlled cooling). Next, they're cold-worked (wheel cut, acid etched, hand-chiseled, rasp filed and wheel polished). The signature chisel cuts are called "cold work" because these techniques are done after the glass cools. Cold work creates exciting effects like intense color, tonal contrast and iced matte surfaces.
Miro vases are created in a Direct Carving style, which values spontaneity over academic precision. The approach, pioneered by Brancusi, still influences contemporary artists. These vases are also about an influential idea called "truth to materials", which prefers simple, abstracted forms that highlight the unique beauty of color, surface and materials.
For the Connoisseur
Miro's modern design has notable predecessors. At first glance, you see a nature-inspired design which uses heavy, intensely colored, deeply carved glass in fire and ice jewel tones by Lalique or Galle.Both the legacy products and Miro vases are strongly cut, thick-walled vessels in vivid colors with surface frosting and stylized geometric designs. Both deliver artisan cred, big design impact and Art Deco's blithe spirit. Product Details:
- Mouth-Blown into Molds
- Hand-Chiseled, Cold-Worked Cameo Glass
- Intensely Colored Studio Glass with Frosted Fire and Ice Surface
- Impressive, Large Size
General Information on Cleaning and Care
Dust and dirt are the enemy of clear, like-new, finishes. The best way to keep your purchase looking its best is to clean it frequently with a dry cloth. Beyond this general advice, follow these basics for years of beautiful use:
- Keep purchases dust-free. Blot stains and liquids. When you need deeper cleaning, use a lightly damp cloth.
- Keep your purchase in a stable temperature and away from direct sun.
- Do not use any caustic chemicals or abrasives. Stay away from harsh cleaners like alcohol, acetone or ammonia. Only use glass cleaner on glass.
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