Distilled Nature by BCXSY | Dezeen

Distilled Nature by BCXSY

Boaz Cohen and Sayaka Yamamoto of Eindhoven-based design studio BCXSY have created a collection of vases to support cut flowers once they have dried out.

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Made from wire mesh and coated in rubber, the vases are part of a series of work entitled Forever.

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"We've noticed that we always keep flowers long after they've dried out," explain the designers. "However, when they reach this stage they don't look nice in a normal vase any more and even start to smell.

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"What we've created is a supportive skeleton-like centerpiece which lets the flowers' beauty last forever."

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Photographs by Sheri Avraham.

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Here's some text about the project, written by Salem van der Swaagh:

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How long is an eternity? How does one quantify the unquantifiable? What is the span of one day compared with endless time and space?

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BCXSY is pleased to present FOREVER! – a collection of uniquely individual and materially rich products that explores how the function, aesthetics, and emotions of design can help to define the indefinable.

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In an era of mass production and haste, BCXSY slows down and takes a closer look at what it means to last FOREVER!

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DESTILLED NATURE – A Vase for Dead Flowers
The beauty of a flower does not die when its petals have wilted and its leaves have begun to wither.

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When water no longer sustains cut flowers, the ghost-like silhouette of DESTILLED NATURE creates a unique centerpiece for faded beauty.

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Delicately hand-crafted from rubber-coated wire mesh, DESTILLED NATURE asks the question, “Can beauty last forever?”

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