Mark it on your calendars, start making Sunday brunch reservations and browsing for gifts: Mother’s Day is just around the corner on the 13th of May. To make the ultimate lady in your life feel extra special this year, you’ll want to spring for a phenomenal bouquet of beautiful springtime florals. But what about when all the gifting is done and it’s time to put your thoughtfulness in water? Here are five showstopping vases to make sure your Mother’s Day flowers last longer while looking as spectacular as can be.
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Pushing the boundaries of glassware, British designer Tom Dixon was interested in housing unusual arrangements this time with his latest series, Plant. These mouth-blown, double-headed vases are ideal for showcasing unique flowers, or even your own terrariums — making for displays that any discerning mum would be proud of. Tom Dixon even teaches how to make your own terrarium here.
Small terrarium HK$1,400 from Tom Dixon
Dreamed up by German designer Sebastian Herkner, these three overlapping vases by Skandi design brand &tradition showcase his playful way to experiment with colour — using mouth-blown Bohemian glass. Each set comprises an inner vase and a bottom vase, and sets come in three sizes.
HK$3,900/set at Lane Crawford
These colourful acrylic vases by Umzikim are apparently inspired by 19th century Impressionism, though we see a touch of modern James Turrell. ‘Hattern,’ meaning ‘Happy Pattern’ delves into the beauty of coloured ombre, and is the result of art direction by designer Jae Yang, who works between Seoul and Milan under the moniker Umzikim.
HK$1,800 each at Lane Crawford
Christofle’s Constellation collection features the house’s signature glimmering silverware in tea boxes, serving trays, and other items perfect for a chic afternoon tea to spend time with mum — each showcasing a subtle yet whimsical starry motif. For a gorgeous centrepiece, browse the new pastel coloured vases complete with a constellation charm, which bring a modern edge to graceful and feminine blooms.
Smaller vase HK$4,680 at Christofle, Shop 117, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2869 7311
Turkish designer glassware brand Nude was finally made available in Hong Kong last year, and their timeless, sleek and practical designs make for perfect gifts in this floral-heavy season. We were mesmerised when we first saw the Mist Vase by Tamer Nakisçi, an award-winning design that ingeniously uses clear corrugated glass to create contrasting visual effects. With the thin ripple texture, the glass blurs the view of its inner contents: Try cutting the flowers at different lengths — taller, peeking above the vase, and shorter, so they stay inside the vase, to create a gorgeous contrast of colours. When not used for flower arrangements, the Mist vase can also hold newspapers, books or magazines.
29cm vase HK$665 from Townhouse, Shop 210-211, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2845 0633