Emily Pilloton

FRANK KERDIL's Flat-Pack NOMING VASE

by , 04/14/07

Noming Vase, Frank Kerdil, Flat Pack Vase, Eco-Friendly Vase

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most beautiful, and Frank Kerdil’s Noming Vase is no exception. Made from a unique paper-based material comprised of 51% pure chalk, the flat-pack vases are easily assembled origami-style into organically-shaped and steadfastly-waterproof vases to adorn your breakfast table. Their sturdy-yet-flexible form makes them almost impossible to break, a cheeky critique on the legendary Ming vase (hence the name, No…ming- get it?!). And as if you needed another reason to love them, Noming Vases are delivered flat, can be scribbled on and customized, AND are only $15 for a set of four from You Say Tomato, making it that much easier to stop and smell the flowers every day. Thanks to Mark for the tip!




+ Noming Vase

+ $15 for a set of 4 from You Say Tomato

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4 Comments

  1. royalestel April 17, 2007 at 9:13 am

    I love these vases. It’s design like this that keeps me coming back to inhabitat. Where is it written that every new design and invention has to solve all of the world’s problems to be good? Sheesh.

  2. rek April 17, 2007 at 7:28 am

    If these vases are waterproof, they must also be able to hold soil. Why not grow plants in them in the months they won’t grow outdoors, then transplant at the appropriate time.

  3. Sherry April 17, 2007 at 3:15 am

    Awesome recycled paper vase. Can you show me each step of how to do the vase instead of show me those small pictures?

  4. Neale April 16, 2007 at 7:43 am

    While these are a great idea for a vase, and possibly a great way of using recycled paper pulp, I don’t really get the “so much easier to smell the flowers bit”.

    Cut flowers are a hugely wasteful industry. If we want to give sustainable potted gifts to our loved ones, I’d suggest that saplings and shrubs that they can plant in their garden, and will not need endless chemical support.

    The phrase “wake up and smell the roses” seems rather tragically valid on this matter. We have the situation where Kenya is growing cut flowers for the UK, and yet many people in Kenya are suffering from the terrible effects of drought.

    I’ll certainly not be buying flowers… but… I might pick some from my own garden.

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