InVaso, Sponge Vase by Stefano Claudio Bison

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The whimsical look of InVaso, created by Italian designer Stefano Claudio Bison, plays off the notion that vases contain not just the planted but also the life-giving water necessary for survival. The general form of InVaso mimics that of ordinary clay pots, but the surprise is in the material. The container is entirely composed of porous sponge, its bright hues of lime, yellow, and ochre complementing what greenery it holds.  More sculptural designs feature additional rings of colorful sponge, rendering the planter a fun, psychedelic miniature of the Great Mosque of Samarra. Just be wary to include another container for your potted beauty so that water doesn’t seep out of the spongy exterior!

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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