Weight Vases by Decha Archjananun


Weight Vases by Decha Archjananun

Thai designer Decha Archjananun has made a series of vases with concrete bases to hold water and wire frames to support flower stems.

Weight Vases by Decha Archjananun

The concrete parts sit within each steel frame and weigh the pieces down to prevent them toppling over.

Weight Vases by Decha Archjananun

Called Weight Vases, the collection comprises different shapes for different types of flower arrangement.

Weight Vases by Decha Archjananun

Archjananun developed the project while studying at the Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL).

Weight Vases by Decha Archjananun

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Weight Vases by Decha Archjananun

Here's some text from the designer:

What is a vase? How does it work?

Those were simple questions I asked myself for this historical object which was created since Neolithic period.

I found that, all the vases in the world have a same basic principle to hold flowers. There are 2 important parts which function differently.

Top part (vase-mount), has a duty to hold flower stem and base part, to hold water and also offer a stability to the vase.

"Weight" brings a new perspective on a vase design by the separation of 2 different parts which support each other.

Water container made of concrete pile-up on a steel piece to give a stability for holding flowers.

In the collection, there are 4 vases for different flower setting from single flower to flowers panel.

Project name: Weight Vases
Material: Concrete , Laser cut steel
Pictures by: Decha Archjananun

  • Lightness vs weight. 3D vs 2D. Metal vs concrete. Looks good, function well and very cheeky. Incredibly clever.

  • zee

    It's so beautiful!
    I love the concept as well. It could be pushed further for the concrete base maybe: minimizing the weight (must be heavy to change the water / wash the vase), and exploring ideas of porosity / waterproofing, beyond the stabilizing function.

  • bigface

    lovely coposition and combiation! well designed as well

  • felix

    the simple way the two parts connect is beautiful as well

    what are the other smaller concrete shapes in the last image?

    • Decha

      Thanks for the question Felix…
      they are some of my test about color, texture and waterproofing.

  • These are just beautify. What appeals to me most is the ying yang (male, female) quality between the rough concrete and the delicacy of the flowers they are intended to hold. If these are not commercially available – they should be. I'm notorious for dropping or knocking over fragile vases. A problem no more with these! Where can I buy them?

  • krimane

    very nice indeed, i like the last picture with the rejects and the various concrete colours.
    When will they be sold and what price range one should expect to pay for these beauties ?

  • nat

    very nicec work. With a little asiatic touch that i love.Is possible to get one?

  • olive

    Where can we buy one?!

  • Hi, I have the same question. Where can I buy one?
    My best regards,

  • I want I want I want – where can I buy buy buy

  • ioana

    Brilliant design! So graphic, so clean, so fresh! I so want (at least) one too!!!

  • xiaomu

    I got a very strong feeling about Chinese traditional design~