Posted 2 years ago
Midori was a range of glass designed by Hisatoshi Iwata, c1980. Some of this range became an Iwata Studio line, although I believe this piece to be an artist's work.
Midori means green (or greenery) in Japanese and Iwata used this green decor on a number of different shaped vessels.
This flask shaped vase is typical of Midori, with a quite simple shape to highlight the decor. The underlying glass is a light green with very fine spatter of a beautiful turquoise and mid blue heavily applied. As was the fashion with Iwata during this period, gold foil squares have been applied on the front of the vase.
It's a quite organic style of glass; very restful.