The Beauty of Water Plants
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.
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.
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.