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Hundred & Thirty

The idea for making a vase from the profile of two faces came to me after working with Phrenology Heads for a while. Whilst not ideal for displaying gorgeous blooms, it does make a classic form on a bookshelf, interior surface, etc. The vase, once finished, reminded me of those IQ tests that you would do as a child and that is where the name of this vase stems from. The real question though is not what your IQ score is but; ”Do you see two faces looking at each other – or a vase?”   Chandler House is a small design studio that Michael Chandler set up in 2010 after leaving the art and antique auction world. It is his interest in antiques and the Cape’s visual history that inform his current designs. Says Chandler: “The Cape visual history is rich and largely untapped. I hope that by using it as a source of inspiration, my designs might encourage people to look into our rich cultural past and appreciate how unique and rich it is. And have fun while doing it.”