Oato’s porcelain vases fit together to form miniature "landscapes"

“We came up with the hexagon because it’s the only shape that has multiple angles that fits together while filling the space completely,” Oato co-founder Stefan Tervoort told Dezeen. Related story: Narcissus vases by New Craft let plants bask in their own reflections “Scape are small, modular vases shaped like little hills that transform any surface in your home into a landscape,” said the studio. Small, medium and large versions all have the same-sized base so they fit together without any gaps. Oato worked with Dutch porcelain master Frans Ottink to create the Scape vases, which feature rounded tops designed to look like hills and six-sided bases. The shape of the base allow the vessels to be arranged side by side in a variety of configurations. The handmade vases are available in three sizes and coloured dark grey, camel or light grey using pigments mixed into the porcelain. “To make sure the foot doesn’t deform too much when they’re baked, [Ottink] made plaster plates with a hexagon profile in which he took into account the amount of shrinkage,” said Tervoort. The largest mould was created first, with the smaller two replicated using the same footprint.

Updated: 06.11.2014 — 15:45