Every time when you think you've seen it all in home decoration, you realize that you haven't. There are always boundaries to be broken and designs to be invented. Sometimes, a combination of two materials can inspire towards making a flamboyant mixture that proves we will never ever have seen it all. Check these Danish-designed Cornucopia Vases, for instance.
In classical antiquity, the cornucopia from Latin cornu (horn) and copiae (abundance), also called the horn of plenty, was a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers, or nuts. So, the link with flowers as a symbol of abundance was made in ancient history already.
Röd Studio is a design duo based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and consists of textile designers Anne Louise Rasmussen and Maja Marie Halling. TABLEAU CPH is the brainchild of Julius Værnes Iversen who runs Copenhagen’s popular BB Blomster flower stores with his brother Magnus.
The collaboration of these two studios resulted in the Cornucopia project, honoring the famous over 150 years old Copenhagen patisserie La Glace. The link has been made quickly between flowers and the logo of La Glace, a horn of plenty, containing both flowers and sweet goodies. The result is a collection of fifteen different vases containing candy-colored, hand-tufted sleeves decorated with pearls, glitter, and horsehair tassels. "For those of you with a more cultivated palate and an appreciation of 'high art' giving a nod to function, these will be right up your alley. Consider it a celebration of kink, an unapologetic affirmation of all that floats your boat." It certainly does to Danish celebrity Cristiaana Marie Saint, who wrote this as a comment to these Cornucopia designs.