Recycled Fire Extinguisher Vase

created by

Valentino Llegada

$65.00

created by

Valentino Llegada

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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.

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."

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

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Not exactly what is shown

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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.

Atlanta

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Very pretty

4

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.

Boston, MA

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Very cool gift

5

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

Tx

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totally creative, but a little plain!

4

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!

CHICAGO, IL

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vase

4

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!

St.Paul, MN

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Just what I expected

5

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.

Duncannon, PA

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LOVE IT!!!!

5

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.

New York

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Great Recycled Treasure!

4

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!

Orlando, FL

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Very cool

5

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.

Cincinnati, OH

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

Dallas, TX

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