IKEA’s New Vase Has a Hidden Feature That Makes Every Arrangement Look Professional
Of course, it’s a collab with one of our favorite designers.
Published Aug 9, 2022 1:00 AM
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Anyone who’s tried to arrange flowers in a wide-mouthed vase knows that the struggle is real: the stems just fall and circle the rim. And if you don’t have a frog on hand, it can be tricky to get your stems to stand up in any kind of order.
Even Ilse Crawford, the renowned British interior designer behind Studioilse, faces this problem. Which is why as part of her new IKEA collection, she cut to the chase and built a solution right into a vase. Those raised rings at the bottom? They’re not just for looks. As you fill the vessel with flowers, each ring holds stems at different angles to show off their best sides.
And because this vase’s genius rings help you evenly spread your buds so that even a dozen tulips from the supermarket will look plenty bountiful. (Hot tip: Filling a vase with less flowers also helps them last longer, as a ton of petals mashed together won’t give them a chance to open up, and all that touching can cause wilting.)
Like all of Crawford’s work, the Konstfull vase, which comes in six subtle styles, was designed with sustainability in mind; each is mouth-blown with leftover glass. But unlike most handmade designer accessories, it’s super affordable—like, $17 affordable. (For some context, a small pitcher from her 2018 collab with Lobemeyer goes for $190.) Much like supermarket flowers, it’s the kind of high-low mix we can really get behind.