Evelyn Lee

2-FOR-1 VASE LAMP: Vessel by Michelle Kaufmann

by , 08/23/07

Michelle Kaufman, Vessel Light, Flux Lighting, Sustainable Light Fixture, Sustainable Home Accessories, Michelle Kaufmand Lighting Design, Eco-friendly product design, green lighting design

Architect Michelle Kaufmann has become known around the country for her innovative green prefab homes, and now the talented designer is launching a new line of green lighting products, starting with a brilliant 2-for-one vase lamp that holds flowers (or whatever else you want), while also lighting up your room in a sustainable, energy efficient way.


Kaufmann’s Vessel lighting sconce integrates a usable vase with an energy-efficient light source, conquering both decorating and lighting concerns in one fell swoop. Always looking for ways to be energy efficient, Michelle designed the Vessel to use either a long-life compact fluorescent bulb or LEDs. And thanks to the cool temperature bulbs, you can fill the lamps with water, flowers, bamboo, marbles and even fish, without the worry of a fire hazard.

Michelle Kaufman, Vessel Light, Flux Lighting, Sustainable Light Fixture, Sustainable Home Accessories

Vessel is produced in partnership with MK Designs and Flux. And if you hurry, there’s a special 20% discount for retail orders on the Vessel from the Flux website placed before this Sunday, August 26, 2007. The standard price is $295, and the first batch is set to ship sometime before October 30, 2007.

Thanks to Preston of Jetson Green for the tip.

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8 Comments

  1. Kat October 21, 2007 at 11:48 am

    who would put fish in a narrow, vertical, constantly-lighted tube??? besides that, they look nice, there isn’t one outlet in my house that’s in a suitable place for a light or a vase.

  2. Trudy October 3, 2007 at 8:22 am

    The lamps look very nice but can they really be considered eco-friendly if they are used for decorative, rather than ‘necessary’ lighting? Also, they would definitely not be eco-friendly to fill them with fish – please do not even suggest doing that as you would contributing to an inhumane practice.

  3. paul August 28, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Nice idea but at $295.USD I think it’s a bit too expensive………

  4. J August 27, 2007 at 10:41 am

    how is this energy efficient lighting? what exactly are these lights giving light to? does it help me read a book? cut veggies in the kitchen? see my way around the living room?? this is an example of a decorative accent light, and yes they are very nice, but the fact remains that accent lighting is not efficient.

  5. vessel lamp+sconce at z... August 27, 2007 at 9:38 am

    [...] contemplating making lighting-themed posts this week. I saw this Vessel by Michelle Kaufmann on Inhabitat. According to the Inhabitat write-up, the sconce can house either a compact fluorescent bulb or LED [...]

  6. Susan August 24, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    This light is so cool! Very neat idea…

  7. Melissa August 23, 2007 at 6:08 pm

    These are gorgeous, but please don’t put live fish in them. That particular mini-trend is inhumane.

  8. David August 23, 2007 at 2:30 pm

    great idea. i like how light comes from the top and bottom that way if you fill the tube up you will still get light.

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