For FÜRSTENBERG, the star architect Professor Hans Kollhoff has created a vase that is ideally suited for special treatment with the intricate crystal glazing technique that characterises the SOLITAIRE collection. This vase is now being offered in an exclusive limited edition. Silicates and oxides give the pieces in the SOLITAIRE collection their unmistakable appearance. Each object is unique, and uniquely elegant. Once the glaze compound has been applied and the piece has been placed in the kiln, there is no way to know waht shape teh crystals will take as they form during the hours-long firing process. Sometimes they evoke associations with asian ceramic art. At any rate, the size and distribution of the crystals is the result of a process that proceeds more or less randomly, and which can only be influenced to a limited degree.