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recycled fire extinguisher vase

by Valentino Llegada
Handmade
Recycled
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  • the story

Smoldering Beauty

When artist Valentino Llegada found a rusted fire extinguisher in his studio, he saw something beautiful in its weathered form. Cleaned up and hand-painted, it became the first of these lovely, one-of-a-kind vases. The striking, no-nonsense industrial design of the metal container nicely emphasizes the brushed contours of Llegada's richly colored paints. Filled with fresh cut flowers or propped on their own, these color-washed vases make a beautiful addition to any room. Handmade in Florida.

Sold separately; choice of warm or cool colors. Warm colors will include more pink and orange tones, cool colors will include more brown and neutral tones.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
20068
Made from
recycled aluminum fire extinguisher
Measurements
Approx. 14" H x 4" dia.; 1.4 lbs.
Notes
Dust with dry lint free cloth. Felted bottom to protect surface below.
  • the maker

Valentino Llegada

Inspired by minimalist contours and industrial sculpture, Uruguayan artist Valentino Llegada first discovered metallic structures as an Academy of Fine Arts student in Montevideo. But like many successful artists, he's learned to temper his passion with philosophy: "Finding my life's passion was not my most significant discovery," he says. "What's been most important to me has been realizing that the ego makes us believe that we are the ones who create, design and invent."

Llegada credits higher, more universal sources for his art, sharing his belief that "everything that exists has existed, and will exist in another dimension that gives those who care an opportunity to carry the prized idea out. In other words, we are just recipients as "artists," and are privileged to have an exchange with this endless, providing source."

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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RECYCLED FIRE EXTINGUISHER VASES
 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive pattern (8)
  • Looks hand-made (8)
  • Unique (5)
  • Antique (3)

Cons

  • Narrow neck (4)

Best Uses

  • Decoration (10)
  • Flowers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (9), High-end shopper (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother (3)

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4.0

Not exactly what is shown

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from Atlanta

About Me High-end Shopper

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Pros

  • Attractive Pattern
  • Looks Hand-Made
  • Unique

Cons

  • Not What Expected

Best Uses

  • Decoration
  • Gifts

Comments about RECYCLED FIRE EXTINGUISHER VASES:

I ordered two of the warm colored vases expecting them to be colored exactly in the picture (or at least similarly). I received them, and they were both bright pink. I would have liked them to be more red like the picture shown, but the vases are still beautiful.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Mother
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Christmas or Hanukkah

Comment on this review

 
4.0

Very pretty

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me High-end Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Antique
  • Attractive Pattern
  • Looks Hand-Made
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Decoration

    Comments about RECYCLED FIRE EXTINGUISHER VASES:

    Very pretty- the only thing is that it is not exactly like the ones pictured. This should be expected since it is handmade, but also good to know if you wanted the exact color scheme.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Mother
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Very cool gift

    By 

    from Tx

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Pattern
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Flowers

      Comments about RECYCLED FIRE EXTINGUISHER VASES:

      I bought this as a wedding gift for a friend and her firefighter fiancée. She loves it and I think it looks great. The delivery was very prompt and everyone was pleased. One thing to remember: the colors most likely will not be those shown in the photo, I ordered the cool colors and the vase is mostly green with some purple and yellow. I think it looks great but if a person wants exactly what is shown they're likely to be disappointed when it comes

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Wedding

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      totally creative, but a little plain!

      By 

      from CHICAGO, IL

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Looks Hand-Made

      Cons

      • Narrow Neck

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Gifts

      Comments about RECYCLED FIRE EXTINGUISHER VASES:

      It is a really creative idea and piece of art but you really cannot put anything in it.. Also, the vases on the website look so detailed and when i opened the one i ordered it looked like it was rushed and quickly done to get it out and shipped. . . But it went over really will and the gift opener loved it!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Mother’s Day

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      4.0

      vase

      By 

      from St.Paul, MN

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Pattern

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Decoration
        • Flowers

        Comments about RECYCLED FIRE EXTINGUISHER VASES:

        Every yr. I give my daughter and her husband something interesting for their anniversary. They have many things and are artistic so I try to pick something interesting. This was a hit!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Anniversary

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        5.0

        Just what I expected

        By 

        from Duncannon, PA

        About Me Midrange Shopper

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        Pros

        • Attractive Pattern
        • Colorful
        • Light weight
        • Looks Hand-Made
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Decoration

          Comments about RECYCLED FIRE EXTINGUISHER VASES:

          Gave this product as a gift. Recipients loved it! They thought it was one of the most unique things they have ever seen and loved the idea that it used to be a fire extinquisher.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Product came quick and sooner than anticipated. Arrived packaged well.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOVE IT!!!!

          By 

          from New York

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Antique
          • Attractive Pattern
          • Looks Hand-Made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Decoration

            Comments about RECYCLED FIRE EXTINGUISHER VASES:

            The vase is great. I also bought this for my friend who is a fireman. He LOVED it....and he usually does not express a likeness for anything. In my opinion, it is great as a stand alone piece. Some say it has a narrow neck, while true, it is however a fire extinguisher and that's the way they are : )... Again love it. Great work of art. I like that they are one-of-a-kind.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Recycled Treasure!

            By 

            from Orlando, FL

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Antique
            • Attractive Pattern
            • Looks Hand-Made

            Cons

            • Narrow Neck

            Best Uses

            • Decoration
            • Flowers

            Comments about RECYCLED FIRE EXTINGUISHER VASES:

            This is a great use for old fire extinguishers. I love the hand-painted pattern and looks great in my living room. I ordered the cool color scheme; I wish it had a little more color variation or that you could get one more personalized by being able to select colors you wanted included yourself. Still, it is a great find!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very cool

            By 

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me High-end Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Looks Hand-Made

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Decoration
              • Flowers

              Comments about RECYCLED FIRE EXTINGUISHER VASES:

              I bought this as a get well gift for a friend who is a fireman. He loved it! Very neat idea and not feminine as far as vases go.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              [...]

              By 

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Unique use of old item

              Cons

              • Same height as the other

              Best Uses

              • Decoration

              Comments about RECYCLED FIRE EXTINGUISHER VASES:

              Using as decorations side by side; got both the warm and the cool sent [...]

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