}(jiří macek) If you have heard about the decline in the worldwide bee population, you will be pleased by the Moss Gallery in New York. One of the projects in its current offering include a vase made by bees. It was designed by Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny.
Currently residing in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, the Slovak designer utilized the work of a colony of over 40,000 bees, making the exciting Honeycomb Vases from their honeycombs. However, because they are made from beeswax, the vases cannot be filled with water. But who cares? The vases are very poignant. Looking at them, it is as if their mathematical exactness and decoration, combined with the biological origin of their material, had transported us back to a sunny meadow in the mountains.
The process, which Tomáš Gabzdil calls “slow prototyping,” is very special for its circularity. Bees get the material for making wax and honey from flowers. The honeycombs from which Tomáš Gabzdil makes his vases are made from wax. The vases are their very last companions. Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny presented his vases for the first time under the wings of Droog Design.