London Design Festival 2014: Tel Aviv designer Nir Meiri has created a collection of vases made from layers of materials stacked in different combinations (+ slideshow).
Nir Meiri, founder of Nir Meiri Design Studio, referenced city skylines, temples and altars when creating the forms of the vessels.
This is alluded to in the collection's name, Babilus – similar to the ancient city of Babylon.
"I really enjoy looking at ancient architecture. It inspires me," Meiri told Dezeen. "In this project I have created different sized vases, creating my own miniature city."
The layers of bamboo, oriented strand board (OSB) and solid surface material Corian are individually machine turned and then processed to reveal their textures and colours.
The layers are glued together before a removable glass vessel is placed inside.
"The reason for using these materials is their textures," said the designer. "I wanted to give the vase an interesting materialistic feel with this warm combination."
The collection includes four vases, variously sized for single flowers, bouquets and small plants.
"The materials I used feel very natural and related to the natural resources used to build in ancient times," said Meiri.
The collection is on show at the 19 Greek Street gallery as part of this year's London Design Festival, which runs until 21 September.
Photography is by Shay Ben Efraim.