Growing Vases is a design concept created by Nendo in collaboration with Fabio Novembre for Czech glass and lighting company Lasvit.

The abstract theme was “cocoon” and Nendo was asked to create something out of glass that was fresh and new, evoking the idea of new possibilities. They playfully created an installation that utilized the metal pipes used by glassblowers, still attached tot he objects they were used to make, however they turned the pipes into flowers and branches. The glass, then, became the vases in which these flowers were held “making flowers blooming in vases into vases blooming from flowers to represent the flower bulbs that draw nutrients from plants through photosynthesis and store new life.”

Photos by Daici Ano.