As someone who is constantly sussing out new products, designs and furnishings for TUCK STUDIO, my own design and decor store, I come across a lot of amazing new products. Some of my favourites are accessories in that they make a big impact without breaking your bank account.
With spring in the offing, here are three vases (all vastly different in texture, designer source, and price point) that can add a fresh ‘flourish’ to your interiors this season!
1. Normann Copenhagen’s “Grass” Vase is designed by Scandinavian designers Claydies (Karen Kjældgård-Larsen and Tine Broksø) and is made of stoneware. These ceramic vases are well constructed and the larger the size of the vase, the more vase holes you receive: the small vase has one cast hole for flowers, the medium has two and the third has three. These creative gems work well with flowers or as stand alone objects. Beautifully boxed, these run between $50-$100 depending on size. You can order them online (world wide shipping) or anywhere in Canada that carries Normann Copenhagen.
2. Next is the Fin Vase by Flat Packables. These “build it yourself” vases are a triumph of design; each piece, crafted using laser cut technology, is placed beautifully inside a wonderfully simple gift box. By Japanese designer, Yu Ito, each is made from ten flat pieces held in place by two rings and each include a test tube for flowers. They are hand polished with organic bees wax and made in Tokyo. You can buy these for around $35 (plus shipping) on Etsy.
3. Finally, from closer to home, is a super splash of spring color from TOMA objects, the Fish Flexible Vase, designed by Anne Thomas. The simple plastic vase comes flat but when unfolded it opens up to be filled with water. All of TOMA objects are made in Montreal and abide by a green philosophy (i.e., use recycled or recyclable materials). These plastic sleeves of genius cost less than $10 each. You can order from TOMA’s website.