Scandinavian Simplicity – Colorful Striped Vases by Kristine Five Melvær

Whether you are a fan of Scandinavian design or not, you will certainly find the Obelix vases original and appealing.  If you were looking for the perfect vase to match your favorite plant or to create a splash of color, these ones are maybe possible winners.Designed by Norwegian Kristine Five Melvær, the colorful vases were inspired by nature and hand-turned in the form of vegetables, plant bulbs or fruits.


She uses the charming combination between juicy colors and brave stripes to make a bold visual statement, so Obelix vases are great to be displayed with or without flowers, separately or several together.

With rough and smooth surfaces mimicking the skin pattern of various fruits and plants, the vases’ appearance seems to grow upwards,  telling the growth story of the flowers you put inside, thanks to the thickness and texture of the high quality lacquer that covers the hand-made stoneware. The Obelix vases are exhibited for the first time during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013.



Photos © Erik Five Gunnerud

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