Shatter Vases

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A design collaboration between Pete Oyler and Misha Kahn, the ubiquitous vases used in the Shatter series are the un-noteworthy vessel for the gifted bouquet. Whether cause for celebration, condolence, or crush— the gifted bouquet symbolizes a prolonged instant: the bouquet makes its impression and dies. The vases, made unique only by their ephemeral contents, return to their ordinary state.

With this series, we wanted to capture the instantaneous: the gesture of shattering and freezing the vases simultaneously subverts the typical use and life cycle of the vase and reconstitutes the vases as extraordinary objects—each is completely unique.