Here’s a little detail that’s been getting some big love from yours truly lately – the disappearing vase. The concept is a simple one – take one clear vessel, fill it to the brim with water and voilà – What once read as a mundane vase transforms into an uninterrupted volume of glorious transparency. It’s a small adjustment from the status quo but the effect can be stunning.
The Shallows vase designed by Critiba Design + Direction is a perfect example of the disappearing vase phenomenon. Inspired by the concept of a flower blooming in a puddle, this crystal cylinder is is only complete when brimming surface tension creates a convex dome of water. The result – a near seamless column of transparency.
No water line here! Designer Betsy Brown maintained the gorgeous lines of her vase collection by filling them to the brim.
So close! Tiny rooted trees appear to nestle within large drops of water – just a little more water and it would only get better. Photo by Ida Borg via Residence Magazine.