If you’ve ever tried to get a bouquet or a few hand-picked flowers to sit right in a wide-mouthed vase, you’ll know: it’s not easy. The stems need to be cut to various different lengths, and some still always wind up being too long or too short.
Enter IKEA’s green-brown vase, $29. Part of the KONSTFULL range of vases, the 16cm-wide vase has a hidden feature that’ll turn those supermarket florals into a bougie bouquet in no time.
Two rings at the bottom will hold the stems at the desired angle, creating space between the flowers. You can either drop your flowers in all at once, or place them in one by one, spacing them out yourself. Conveniently, the wide opening of the vase also makes it easier to wash afterward.
“I received a lot of compliments displaying the vase with dried flowers,” wrote one reviewer on IKEA’s site.
“What a gorgeous, high quality vase at a pretty good price. Looks great on its own or with a small grouping of accessories. Perfection,” wrote another.
Another commented that they had turned the vase into a terrarium for a small succulent, and thought it looked fabulous.
Designed by British designer Ilse Crawford, the KONSTFULL vase collection is all mouth-blown and made with sustainability in mind.
“The pieces in the KONSTFULL collection not only make a statement but are also made from recovered glass, resulting in us consuming less raw materials and lowering our environmental impact,” says Clotilde Passalacqua, Interior Design Leader at IKEA UK and Ireland via UK publication Stylist back in January.
“What sets these vases apart is their tactile, organic feel — they vary in terms of surface quality and texture. Some are smooth and clear, others are matte, opaque or frosted, while others have air bubbles caught beneath the glass.”
Crawford says she aims to create environments where humans feel comfortable and at home, designing for a positive mental and environmental impact. When she designs for the home, her focus is on giving extra care and attention to our everyday activities — no matter how small.
“We obsess about materiality and tactility and creating things so appealing you wouldn’t want to throw them away,” she says.