Botanical

A simple slab of Carrera marble or Italian slate serves as a vase for up to three stems in this minimalist design by Barcelona based designer Sebastien Cordoleani for French design brand Moustache. Resembling a mini Japanese garden, the Plan vases feature a delicate lipped edge that holds a thin pool of water. The stems are placed in three drilled holes in the corner of the tray, casting reflections in the water below.

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London based designers Glithero are masters at documenting their creation process. Although I have seen their Blueware Vases before I hadn’t seen this beautiful ‘making of’ film. The process used is called cyanotypes, where direct impressions of botanical specimens are captured on earthenware, using photosensitive chemicals. Read the rest of this entry »

Narcisco by Giorgia Zanellato

January 9th, 2012 Posted In:
Botanical
Design

I don’t usually go for bling, but Narcisco, a new series of vases by Giorgia Zanellato, shines on in all the right ways. With the intention to magnify and celebrate the flower, Zanellato uses mirrors and facets to turn a flower into a kaleidoscope of color and pattern.The vases are made in borosilicate glass, powder-coated alluminium and mirrored stainless steel.

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The Synergy of Colour by Yannic Alidarso, Design Academy Eindhoven, Art Direction by Petra Janssen, Photography by Femke Rijerman

Yannic Alidarso‘s Synergy of Colour project aims to make consumers more aware of the origin of the furniture in their home by giving them a participatory role in its production process. Shown at last week’s Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show, Alidarso’s device enables people to create their own pigments from collected organic materials and then apply them as a stain to plain wooden furniture. Read the rest of this entry »