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limited editions

limited editions

Besides the ongoing collections of the Bottle Vase Project, we aim to launch two limited editions each year. Each edition comes in a special box, designed by a different artist. As the editions are limited and hand numbered, they are only available as long as there’s stock and we will not produce them again.

#102 & 103 travel minis

#102 & 103 travel minis

2021 – During beach clean-ups around the world Foekje stumbled upon bottles big and small and sometimes even smaller. Travel minis are these little bottles that hold 20 ml of after sun or hand detergent on holidays. But in stead of bringing travel mini bottles to her holiday destination, she would always bring some of these minis home. The bottles used for this limited are edition come from Gambia, Morocco, France, Portugal and Thailand.

#102 comes in a warm colours and #103 in cold ones. These sets come in an edition of 200 pieces and the boxes are hand numbered. For this special edition Bodil Jane designed a box, beautifully handmade by craftsmen in Portugal with an eye for detail.

packaging by bodil jane

The packaging of the minis was illustrated by Bodil Jane. Bodil studied in Rotterdam at Willem de Kooning academy and now works and lives in her hometown Amsterdam again. Her work is often female-focused, featuring characters that are approachable. Viewers even comment that they see themselves in her work, the way you’d recognize an old friend. But for this edition she made a still life of the bits and pieces you often find at shores; a mix of natural and human made objects that have washed up.

In all of her work, Bodil builds a delicate level of detail through ornaments. It’s a characteristic she puts down to her love of collecting. She then layers these details carefully.

Each of these elements are illustrated in a part analogue, part digital style. She’s honed a handmade, homely and warm aesthetic. It’s a style that has caught the attention of a range of clients from The New Yorker to Unicef, she’s also collaborated with Caran d’Ache and makes products too. We are very proud she made a print for this limited edition.

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#101 robijntje

#101 robijntje

2020 – During a beach clean-up near Bari, Italy, Foekje stumbled upon this little bear. Once his little body was filled with liquid washing detergent or fabric softener and his place was on top of a washing machine. But now he was filled with sea water and washed up ashore. He never told us how he ended up there but we expect it was a long journey.

This bottle comes in an edition of 200 pieces per colour. Each bottle is hand numbered.

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illustration by elzeline kooy

Elzeline Kooy is an illustrator based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her work is playful and evolves a lot around colour, with an eye for detail. In her work, she often references surrealism and comics. Flora and Fauna also play a big part, as well as architecture, tiling and bizarre swimming pools. She has a small obsession with bricks, basketballs and palmtrees. For special edition #101 Elzeline designed a box with a lively deep sea scene.

#100

#100

2019 – This bottle was the first limited edition. It was made as a relational gift for the construction company Van Wijnen. This edition came in three colours, blue, green and brick (red).

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