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Ikebana-Inspired Cups & Bowls by Hanna Kruse
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Inspired by Ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging, German designer Hanna Kruse, designed the Soe Cup series and the Toko & Noma Ikebana bowls. The ceramic cups and bowls are outfitted with grate-like metal tops with geometric patterns that are made of steel and copper wire. The tops enable you to either arrange flowers or just as a decorative lid for the cup.

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The Soe Cup series is perfect for storing your jewelry or displaying small blooms. The wire frames are attached at one point and pivot around to open the cups.

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The Toko (above) & Noma Ikebana bowls offer a new interpretation on the traditional Ikebana flower arrangements. The flat vessels allow you to display single blooms or multiple flowers through the geometric frame.

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Left: Toko | Right: Noma

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Left: Toko | Right: Noma

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director 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.