The Impression Collection
Design & making of the Floral Foam vase series. Selected for 1000 Vases exhibition in Paris.
Photography by Hendrik Works
Floral foam is so often the hidden core that give support to floral design and arrangements. In essence, this mossy green material mimics the shape it is pushed into - a moldable foam that is equally functional as a vessel as the vase it sits in.
With this collection, I invert the process. What was hidden is brought to the fore, becoming a prominent centre piece to a new design. I worked with the limitations of the foam block to create indented versions of second-hand vases. Brittle by nature, I carefully press the vases into the foam to imprint a replica, a hollowed negative space left behind - a new function is created through this impression.