Design: 3 x Showers and growers

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Orb

If you’ve got it, why not flaunt it? That is the spring motto for all those green-fingered deco freaks out, wanting to put their preciously cultivated vegetation on display for the world to see. The ‘Orb’ vase, a glass sphere set on a brass foot designed by Viktor Erlandsson for Klong, creates a new space within the space it occupies. Inspired by the atmosphere that surrounds the earth, the glass sphere creates a protective layer around the living material inside while, at the same time, exposing it. Orb is available in two sizes.

klong.se

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Stem

At the recent Northmodern design fair in Copenhagen, newly founded Copenhagen-based creative studio Dubokk got much of the attention, and with good reason. The ‘Stem’ plant-holder was one of the fair’s absolute highlights. ‘Stem’, available in chrome, brass or powder-coated finishes, exhibits plants – from the stem up the very tip of the flora – in an almost scientific manner. Dubokk’s design philosophy centres on the balance between form, material and intuition – we believe this is a design studio to keep an eye on in the future.

dubokk.dk

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Vas 2

Now that we’ve covered the plant’s crown, let’s take a look at what goes on underneath. The root system is, in many cases, equally intriguing as the goings-on above earth. Josef Frank, designer, architect and artist, originally designed Vas 2 in the 1930’s. Along with four other clear glass vases, Vas 2 was reissued for last year’s floral exhibition 100 vaser med blommor i (100 vases with flowers in them), and is still available at Svenskt Tenn’s shop and online store. The vase is hand-blown by glass artisans at Skrufs Glasbruk in the region of Småland.

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