hidden vases by chris kabel hidden vases by chris kabel
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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