The Beauty of Water Plants
Flowers play a very significant role in culture. When looking into the history of flowers, they are often praised for being mysteriously attractive through their transparent, fleeting smell and unearthly grace, but not from the very beginning it seems.

Science and the understanding of how things came about, is an essential part of any design process, for me. The evolutionary necessity of flowers to exist baffles me. With this new-found respect for these lovely smelling beauties I realised that flowers have become witnesses to our lives, they accompany us in the most important of moments.

For CIRVA I have designed a series of vases that make it possible to have aquatic plants as decorative elements into our homes. The vases have a separated “bottom”, with an intense colour, to provide a place to put the roots, with some sand or rocks if necessary. The “belly” of the vase is accentuated by being blown up in shape and transparent in colour. The “neck” of the vase has a subtle, darker colour, to highlight the focus to on the “belly” even more.

The three different sizes have been designed to house a large variety of aquatic plants. The tallest shape is especially made for deeper aquatic plants like water lilies, that have roots dug into the bottom of a lake and a long stem to reach the surface of the water. The broad vase is designed to have “floaters”, plants that happily float on the water surface or just beneath it, like water hyacinth and water lettuce. The smallest vase is to display and enjoy the beautiful array of micro aquatic plants, such as duckweed and fanwort.

Exhibition Design Parade 2018 at Villa Noailles, Hyères, France
Water plant vases in partnership with: CIRVA (International Glass and Visual Arts Research Center in Marseilles)
Exhibition produced with the support of Puntoseta