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Retro glassware: Gemma Leamy vases for Dartington Crystal

Retro glassware: Gemma Leamy vases for Dartington Crystal
Retro glassware: Gemma Leamy vases for Dartington Crystal

Details are a little scarce right now, but if you like retro glassware, then you might want to add these Gemma Leamy vases for Dartington Crystal to your Christmas list.

Of course, they certainly do not look like new designs, but that is what we are talking about here. Contemporary designer Gemma Leamy is about to launch her first collection with Dartington Crystal and as you can see here, she has looked to the past for inspiration.

In fact, these could easily pass for 1960s and/or midcentury modern glass pieces, especially Scandinavian designs. That’s the market they are aimed at, but without the hefty price tags of vintage pieces. Designs like this can go for a pretty penny. Or at least, the more notable designs can.

Retro glassware: Gemma Leamy vases for Dartington Crystal
Retro glassware: Gemma Leamy vases for Dartington Crystal

Not that most people will realise they are new – the colours of the Bubble Vase Collection are very much of the past, which you can see above. Those colours are described as Topaz, Amethyst and Ink Blue, all of which sit well together, but can easily take the eye on their own.

The best part? These vases are on the affordable side when it comes to interior decoration. You are looking at around £30 for each, which certainly isn’t breaking the bank. The downside? As far as I can see, these haven’t hit the shelves just yet. But they are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Keep your eye out for them – I certainly am.

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