Ikebana is the ancient art of Japanese flower arrangement. The craft aims to arrange flowers and their other integral parts to emphasize not only their color, but their form. The containers used for this craft become just as important in the arrangement as the flowers themselves. We were confronted with the design of one of these containers made of two of the following materials: wood, plastic, metal, rubber, and concrete. This solution separates the flowers and the water visually. The flowers lean over a seperate pool of water, supported by metal rods. A hiddenchannel connects the pool of water with the base of the flowers.

Featured in the Architecture of Objects exhibit at the University of Michigan in 2009.

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