Standing Flower Bubble Vase

From Denmark-based Studio About (helmed by architect Mikkel Lang Mikkelsen), the Standing Flower Bubble is an elegant and illusory vase, appearing as if the circular vessel (balanced atop a clear base) is floating mid-air. While visually delicate, the mouth-blown glass bubble is made from durable, scratch-resistant borosilicate glass and comes in a range of hues (amber, cyan, blue or green) and different tube heights (tall …

Echasse Vase

Suspended with a sense of lightness, the Echasse Vase offers a breath of fresh air from traditionally elegant vases. Designed by Copenhagen-based Theresa Rand, the drop-shaped vessel is inspired by laboratory test tubes while the glass, balanced on a steady, stilt-like base, gives an illusion of fragility. When filled, this seemingly dainty vase aptly emphasizes the delicate beauty of bouquets. Yet even empty, the vase’s …

Vase by Nakagawa Mokkouegi

Third-generation woodworker Shuji Nakagawa at Nakagawa Mokkouegi in Shiga used a 700-year-old technique called Ki-Oke (or bucket-making) to craft these vases—in an edition of 30 unique pieces. Today there are just a few of these traditional artisans left—and unlike many of his peers, Nakagawa also uses the technique to create more modern objects like these. For this particular commission, we asked him to create a …