Virtual Design Festival

VDF x Ventura Projects: Peel Vase by Alyssa.Marcela

Alyssa.Marcela introduces Peel Vase Series for cut flowers

Vancouver studio Alyssa.Marcela presents Peel Vase Series, a range of vessels for cut flowers, as part of the VDF x Ventura Projects collaboration.

Exhibitor: Alyssa.Marcela
Project title: Peel Vase Series

Alyssa.Marcela is a Vancouver design duo led by Alyssa Lewis and Marcela Trejo, whose work focuses on creating objects and interior environments that offer "moments of simplicity".

The studio is introducing its Peel Vase Series as part of VDF x Ventura Projects. The collection explores the aesthetic and function of vases that are used to display cut flowers.

The Peel Vase Series comprises a set of containers made from glass and metal. Each is composed of a single cylindrical volume encased by an unfolding sheath, which is designed to evoke "the peeling of a stem," according to the duo. This form was developed using paper models, photographed above.

Alyssa.Marcela's use of glass was chosen to echo both the fragility and strength of plants.

Photography is by Jennilee Marigomen.

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Virtual Design Festival is the world's first online design festival, taking place from 15 April to 30 June 2020.

Ventura Projects are exhibitions curated by Utrecht- and Milan-based Organisation in Design that cover the latest developments in contemporary design.

As part of VDF, Ventura Projects is presenting the work of 88 international designers, academies and brands. See work from all the VDF x Ventura Projects participants at