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hidden vases by chris kabel
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apr 30, 2012
hidden vases by chris kabel


‘hidden vase’ by chris kabel
image © mathijs labadie, plants by frank bruggeman

‘hidden vases’ is a research project by rotterdam-based designer chris kabel exploring the possibilities of hiding a watering container.
originally for the spanish magazine plant journal, the aim of the design is to emphasize the flowers while keeping their source of water invisible.
similar to a chicken feeder, ceramic, plastic or glass canisters are turned upside down and placed on a surface, allowing only a small amount
of liquid through at a time. with the help of the chrome metal frame, the flowers are supported around the central vessel, hiding it.
the final goal of the project is to make a mass-produced vase based on the same concept.


a modular combination of containers 
image © mathijs labadie, plants by frank bruggeman


clear container collection
image © mathijs labadie, plants by frank bruggeman


the wire addition helps keep the flowers in place on the outside of the container 
images © mathijs labadie, plants by frank bruggeman


the goal of the research project was to hide the the vase and make it invisible 
image © mathijs labadie, plants by frank bruggeman


reversed wine bottle
image © mathijs labadie, plants by frank bruggeman

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