The Weight Vase collection was designed by Decha Archjanunun in 2011 while he was studying at the University of Art and Design Lausanne, Switzerland (ECAL). He is now part of the award winning Thinkk Studio duo along with Ploypan Theerachai. Decha has here rethought the vase in this incarnation which allows the stem of the flower to be exposed as it is supported by the steel frame. In a traditional vase the stem is of course enclosed and sometimes obscured by the neck of the vase but Weight Vases put more of an emphasis on the contents by revealing the whole flower coupled with the stark minimalism of the materials and design.
A black powder coating has been applied to the steel cages while the concrete has been waterproofed making Weight Vases seriously hardy and able to last a life time. They were put into production by Specimen Editions and are still sold by Made In Design although Fab.com seem to have now sold out/discontinued them. Weight Vases are quite pricey given their basic materials at between £83 and £150 each depending on model (A, B, C, D) but then again small details such as these vases go a long way when you’re after a minimalist interior design.
Thinkk Studio are also currently developing a similar collection called Truss Vases which also comprise of a concrete base and steel wire frame. However they have a more playful style as opposed to Weight Vases’ brutal minimalist with their steels frames being based upon common triangular structures and support templates from the construction industry.
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