Acrylic Vases Inspired by Art Print Impressionism

Korea-based design studio HATTERN looked to art print Impressionism of the 19th century when designing their Mellow Collection of acrylic vases. Mixing blurred finishes with transparent ones, the vases feature gradations of colors that optically change depending on the light hitting them.

Impressionist painters typically painted nature as a way of capturing the light of that moment which changes over time. HATTERN chose vases as the product of choice as they can be paired with plants to create a similar colorful effect.

The acrylic blocks are dyed inside with six primary colors – red, blue, yellow, orange, green, and purple – for bold, unique effects.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.