I have always been drawn to this idea of “emptiness”. I’m sure part of that comes from an inner desire to strip back and appreciate the simple things in life. Reducing complexity. It’s not that easy in this day and age with so many distractions all around us. I believe the inner calling inside of us is most definitely nature, and I think that will become even more powerful as theme in the design world as the digital age floods our lives.
Mexican designer Moisés Hernández is a man of my own heart, playing with this “nothingness” in his series of vases titled “No Vase”. Hernández’s goal was to design an object where the flower itself is the main visible element. This idea was inspired by nature, where the flower emerges naturally from the soil.
Consisting of a brass hexagonal bar, a copper rectangular bar and a stainless steel round bar, inside features a small container that is filled with water and houses the stem of the plant. A fantastic idea that’s quite powerful in its simplicity and would certainly stand out in an interior space.
Looking through Moisés portfolio it’s obvious with his studio being based in Mexico that he looks to find calm through his design work. He still focuses on tradition though. Using different woods, textures, and much more to craft a collection of that’s full of character and charm. See more via the link below.