Specimen Vase 2
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Weight Vase Delicately Holds Flowers

What makes a vase, a vase?

This was one of the questions that guided Decha Archjananun, an ECAL design student, to create the Weight Vases (later produced by French design firm, Specimen).

Specimen Vase 1

Specimen Vase 3

I thought Decha’s vases were so neat particularly because you get to see the stem of the flowers, and this time, not through glass-  The way the vase is designed makes it look like the flower and the vase are floating and somehow reliant on one another.  I suppose the Weight Vase would be better suited to single blooms instead of an entire bouquet, but who knows?  Maybe seeing a bouquet of stems tightly packed together would add another dimension to this piece.

The weight vases come in four different shapes and sizes and incorporates design features speaking to the two functions of a vase: to hold blooms and to hold water.  The thin steel frame is responsible for holding flowers upright while the concrete base holds the water and provides stability to the vase.

Specimen Vase 2

Specimen Vase 5

Specimen Vase 4
Photo Source: Thinkk Studio

Now running his own design studio in Bangkok along with Ploypan Theerachai called Thinkk, Decha and his partner are putting out some interesting furniture and home decor items. The studio was even recognized by Elle Decor as one of Asia’s hot young design talents.  I suspect we’ll be seeing more from this duo in the future.

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