The Derby Vase Company supplies quality giftware including our PhotoVase and PhotoPod products to the UK market. Combining classic design principles with modern materials and manufacturing processes, our products bring functional style to your home.

Share your memories...beautifully!

The Derby Vase Story

The vase idea was conceived on a 2014 visit to the Tower of London and the amazing installation "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" - commemorating the centenary of the First World War. The installation consisted of 888,246 ceramic poppies. Each poppy represented a British military fatality during the war. Incidentally all of the poppies were made in Derby under the supervision of local artist Paul Cummins.

I wanted to share the experience by giving friends and family a poppy along with photographs of the installation. But there was nothing on the market at the time that would hold flowers and display photographs. So necessity became the mother of invention and I set about creating my own product.

Months of research lead to the elliptical shape which is perfectly sized to display the most popular photo format, 6x4 in a way that doesn't distort the image.

In an age where most of our treasured photographic memories now reside on hard disks and on social media sites I wanted to bring them out of the digital world and into our homes where they can be enjoyed by everybody.

John Grant (Founder)
The Derby Vase Company


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PhotoVase

PhotoVase Features

  • Designed for 6x4 format, the most popular photo print size
  • Frames made from high-quality PMMA plastic
  • Frame materials are crack, splinter, smear and tarnish resistant
  • Vase made from high-quality strong glass
  • PhotoPod

    PhotoPod Features

  • Designed for 6x4 format, the most popular photo print size
  • Frames made from high-quality PMMA plastic
  • Frame materials are crack, splinter, smear and tarnish resistant
  • Supplied with attractive cradle for display
  • The Derby Vase Company

    Unit 40, Eagle Centre, Derby, DE1 2AZ, England
    Phone: 01332 554036 / Mobile: 07976 294859
    email: [email protected]