babilus vases by nir meiri reference the architecture of ancient cities
all images by shay ben efraim

 

 

 

crafted from bamboo, oriented strand board, glass, and corian, the collection of ‘babilus’ vases by nir meiri draw influence from the architecture of ancient cities, temples and altars. as a series, the vessels delineate an ancient city’s skyline, forming a stepped and jagged profile. at the same time, each stands alone as its own functional design object.

babilus vases by nir meiri tell stories of ancient architecture
the series of vases illustrate a stacked skyline

 

 

 

the multi-material volumes come in 4 different sizes: a vase for a single flower, for a larger bouquet or one suitable for a small potted plant, all combining natural materials such as bamboo and chipboard with corean, which has been manipulated to resemble stone. each object has been built layer-by-layer to form a singular rich and vivid texture throughout. the collection is presented during london design festival 2014 at 19 greek street gallery.

babilus vases by nir meiri tell stories of ancient architecture
small plants and bouquets can fit in the vessels

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layers of natural materials form each vase

babilus vases by nir meiri tell stories of ancient architecture
the building materials

babilus vases by nir meiri tell stories of ancient architecture
a glass vessel fits in the tall vase, allowing small bouquets to fit inside

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the glass canister for the potted size

 

 

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