Made entirely of paper, Air Vase is a vessel that can be stretched and pulled into multiple variations in shape.
Air Vase, by Torafu Architects
Season is a ceramic vase with a poetic meaning. A wide base, exaggeratedly decentered, receives the petals that the cutted flower lost over time. Season is a metaphor of elapsed time. The rigour and simplicity of the shape: a cylinder on a white ceramic plate, contrasts with the forms and the colors of the vegetal. It follows in a sensitive and poetic staging where the flower is the center of attention.
Season Ceramic Vase, by sofia_designers
Swarm is a space divider that offers great flexibility in density and scale, enabling the creation of light-filled, intimate spaces within open environments. The term Swarm describes an aggregation of animals (insects, fish, birds and microorganisms) of similar size and body orientation, generally cruising in the same direction. The Swarm space divider displays a similar behavior, softening spaces, fading in and out, creating texture and motion. The self-standing units blend together when arranged in groups.
What looks like the cross section of a very old and very large oak tree with many rings is actually a soft, wool area rug.
Akita Cedar Wood Pitchers, cups by Yasutaka Shimizu.
In Karelia there was an ancient belief in the Sielulintu or Soul bird. The Sielulintu was thought to deliver the soul to newborn babies and also to transport the soul to the afterlife at the moment of death. It was believed the Sielulintu protected a persons soul at it’s most vulnerable; when dreaming, and it was tradition to keep a carved wooden bird by the bedside to keep the soul safe during sleep.
Wooden Birds, by Sanna Annukka
Offenbach College of Design graduate Sarah Böttger has created a series of containers made of mouth-blown glass with segments connected by plastic rings.
Juuri by Sarah Böttger
Designer Nao Tamura, has won the SaloneSatellite Award, with a serving container made in silica sand. Seasons is an interpretation of functional kitchen and serving ware, inspired by nature and technology, through the cultural lens of Japan. Like a real leaf, each serving dish is flexible and multi-purpose. It rolls up for storage using the benefits of silicone to insure its use in an oven or microware, able to withstand repeated dishwasher cleaning. Each leaf enjoys its own shape, stackable in its open state, and in multiples, creating a sculptural display of serving artware.
Japanese designer Yu Nomura has designed a shot glass that takes its structure from bamboo sticks. With an opening on either side, the glass can be filled on both ends. The fused glasses are intentionally made with one side larger in size than the other, convenient for mixing beverages in different proportions.
Marcel Wanders, a self-professed hedonist of great wines, focuses his talent and humor on wine glasses and carafes which often have little character. Working with an oenologist, he added a Burgundy, Bordeaux and Champagne glass to the traditional blank, featuring elegantly turned stems engraved with his favorite seal. The famous clown’s nose that pops up in his collections has become a motif for the stem and the stopper, produced in Baccarat red or clear crystal. Two magnificently elegant carafes–including one decanter–complete this sophisticated line geared to all design and wine connoisseurs.