Bucket Vase by Qubus Design Studio


Bucket Vase by Qubus Design studio

These vases by Jakub Berdych of Qubus Design Studio comprise hand-blown glass pieces attached to plastic buckets.

Bucket Vase by Qubus Design studio

The glass components slot into standard-sized buckets, drawing on the way flower stalls display cut flowers for sale in buckets of water.

Bucket Vase by Qubus Design studio

Photos are by Gabriel Urbanek.

Here's some more information from Berdych:

Bucket Vases

Qubus Design studio / Jakub Berdych, 2010

The story behind the Bucket vase is that designer Jakub Berdych collects the buckets in general for couple of years, as he has a gallery project in mind using them.... The vases were designed with this in mind. Jakub Berdych is fascinated by the simple shape of an bucket that has not changed over the last 40 years or so.

Bucket Vase by Qubus Design studio

Berdych often works and likes the contradictions of things, the juxtaposition, the new relationship between them and the process of raising slightly ordinary, almost ugly product into a new beautiful object. Jakub Berdych's works are based on the perfect craftsmenship and treatment of the material.

Bucket Vase by Qubus Design studio

Bucket Vase is one such object. A bucket, treated with beautiful glass blown material, become a luxury vase. The inspiration for this object were also the flower shops, that display all the flowers in simple bucket. Also the aim to elevate and add some "dignity" to the bucket... a simple but quite nicely shaped product.

See also:


Tourbillon by
A+A cooren
RGB Vases – P242
by Oscar Diaz
Friday by
Reinhard Dienes

Posted on Wednesday August 11th 2010 at 7:55 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • angry catalan

    I don't know, "juxtaposition" is all about seeing potential in things and subverting them on the fly. You can use it as a design principle but in this case it feels more like it'd be utter genius if it were some one-off thing the designer had made for himself – and pretty stupid as something sold to the public.

    So maybe it's the "materials" and not the "juxtaposition", but I think that hasn't really been exploited in this design.

    Bottom line is I appreciate someone who can see a bucket and think this stuff up.

  • Danz

    I think I'll take the bucket Or the glass!

  • Rattanaphol Taja

    Play Songkran day water bucket + Blown glass lamp + Artificial flowers OTOP.

  • The bucket handles are rendered completely useless. Does a bucket really need added 'dignity'?

    • fish fingers

      mac p Unless you want to use dry flowers the bucket handles wd come in very useful.. think like a designer

      • angry catalan

        I think what he means is you won't be able to hold the handle unless you remove the glass piece.

  • angry catalan

    @MacP: there's also the fact that unmodified buckets make so good vases that it's what flower stalls use to display their merchandise…