Spring has finally arrived in Paris and the parks are bursting with colour so we’ve been on the look out for some beautiful vessels to hold some of the seasonal colour we’re bringing inside.
Even if you’re on the other side of the world and flowers aren’t as available, vases are a great way to bring a sculptural element into a room, especially the ones we’ve found this week.
Let’s start with something fun. This is the Wig Vase by Tania da Cruz and we’re completely obsessed with the crazy floral hairstyles made possible its the perforated head. The design is so simple but so effective and the perforated grid of holes makes arranging your flowers much, much easier than a traditional vase.
Feeling punk? Grab some reeds and make a mohawk. Feeling grandma-chic? Create a full head of hydrangeas. Missing your chia pet? You know what to do.
Flowers aren’t even necessary for these Scape Vases by Shira Keret. Beyond their obviously strong geometric forms, the materials used are from a new collection by Caesarstone which are synthetic materials that mimic natural stone and the vases themselves represent a natural space from around the world. A little meta but strong and elegant design.
It’s worth having a look at Shira Keret’s product page to see the rest of the collection and the different areas they represent. There’s also a great photo series that show how the pieces were created.
Moooi are masters of contemporary design but its the little twists like the windswept effect used on the Blown Away Vase that make their objects something truly special. We have a soft spot for Royal Blue Delft porcelain when it’s dragged into the 21st century and this gorgeous vase is a perfect example of this.
The way movement is so perfectly captured while also being so strangely abstracted and warped makes this vase a sculptural piece that looks almost too awkward to hold flowers but strangely perfect at the same time.
Highlighting a single stem by magnifying its delicate beauty is a fascinating concept that’s been beautifully realised byGeorgia Zanellato. These vases are from a series of aptly named Narciso vessels which are designed to draw attention to a singular flower using glass and mirrors to create a new way to experience a little piece of spring.
We particularly love the kaleidoscopic effect of the fractured mirror pieces that make the flower look as though it’s exploding with colour. So simple yet so effective.
These sobre brutalist pieces stack together like Japanese bento boxes to create a graphic and customisable vase that contrasts against the bright beauty of cut flowers. The minimalist forms and grey tones play with the differences between hard and soft, natural and synthetic, simplicity and complexity.
This Konkurito vase is a great neutral basic to have stashed away, especially because it can be stacked to accommodate a surprise bouquet of any size. Perfect!