A vase has one primary purpose: to hold something—it could be a single stem of a flower or a stalk of a plant, water or wine, or just about anything small you want to display. You can see at least one vase in most households, but you see many of them in restaurants as fancy decorations. No matter how you use a vase, such must complement a room’s aesthetics and personality if it is to stay in your environment. Good thing the vase can come in different forms, shapes, sizes, and textures so anyone can experiment with the design or get one that suits him. A vase may only have a few functions, but it can offer big things to people, especially if you put pretty flowers or plants, as the sight can help reduce stress, boost your mood, and for some people, help physically heal.
Designer: Maurício Coelho
Who wouldn’t want to use a vase as a decoration at home when this small object can do wonders to your mood? Designed by furniture and product designer Maurício Coelho, the Vaso Gota is an intelligently- designed vase that is functional and peaceful—like holding a flower or a plant and the ability to soothe the soul. The vase system is made of different materials—steel and glass—so it offers a balanced yet contrasting energy to anyone who can adapt to many different kinds of atmosphere, ambiance, cultures, and people.
The Vaso Gota (Drop Vase) features two parts: (1) the metal stand with its curves working as the frame and the vase holder; and (2) the glass vase in different shapes. The shape of the stand (frame) allows the vase to appear as if floating from the floor, but we find it interesting it can carry the vase without tipping. It’s not exactly magic because the exact design of both ends carries the weight of the vase, supporting any shape of the glass vase available. As for the shapes of the glass vases, there are three: two are cones but one is taller and slimmer, and another one shaped like an elongated teat of a baby’s pacifier.
The Vaso Gato is a minimalist creation that will look great on any surface or corner of the room. The available vases come in timeless designs, but they cannot stand independently. They remind us of those glass beakers used in science experiments but now with their own stand, so it’s looking like you’re about to start a new scientific discovery. The metal stand is available in either white or black, looking thin yet strong and lightweight.
Maurício Coelho isn’t a stranger to us as we have featured his previous designs like the unique-looking Chaise Espinhal chaise lounge and the Lightning Chair that looks ready to charge you anytime. This Brazilian designer is also a 3D artist who comes up with furniture pieces that are functional, intuitive, and personal. Most of his works are sofas and chairs, but we have also seen other smaller ones like the lamps and the vases. Coelho knows what he is doing for the home and furniture world because every design presented can go into production and be released in the market.