The answer is less obvious than you’d think. Typically, we define a vase as a single hollow cylinder, or some variation thereof, that buttresses a family of stems from top to bottom. But as Archjananun discovered, a vase actually has two separate elements, and each functions differently. There’s a lip that secures the stems where they need the most reinforcement, near the top, and a base that holds water and stabilizes the vessel.
Based on that insight, Archjananun stripped away everything in between. The resulting vases are paragons of minimalism: They have cast concrete bases crowned by industrial wire frames that offer just enough support--and nothing more--to keep your bouquet from toppling over.
[Images via Specimen]