Nir Meiri stacks Babilus Vases from rings of bamboo and Corian

Nir Meiri stacks Babilus Vases from rings of bamboo, chipboard and Corian

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).

Babilus by Nir Meiri design studio

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.

Babilus by Nir Meiri design studio

"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."

Babilus by Nir Meiri design studio

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.

Babilus by Nir Meiri design studio

The layers are glued together before a removable glass vessel is placed inside.

Babilus by Nir Meiri design studio

"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."

Babilus by Nir Meiri design studio

The collection includes four vases, variously sized for single flowers, bouquets and small plants.

Babilus by Nir Meiri design studio

"The materials I used feel very natural and related to the natural resources used to build in ancient times," said Meiri.

Babilus by Nir Meiri design studio

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.

Babilus by Nir Meiri design studio

Photography is by Shay Ben Efraim.