The Rem Vase was inspired by the idea of deadly weapons as consumer product. The designer, Robert Langhorn, A Briton living in Brooklyn, New York, found it fascinating that he could buy weapons and ammunition in the same places that sold general household products.
Based on the profile of a Remington 6.8mm bullet casing, the form is scaled-up and cast in porcelain. The change in material, scale and function creates an object which could pass as a simple, modern interpretation of a vase, but has an underlying tension grounded in a form we all subconsciously know, and hopefully, fear.
Designer: Robert Langhorn