Sand Vase

Taking inspiration from the game Bou-Toshi, Japanese designer Yukihiro Kaneuchi created a series of minimal vases made of sand and resin.

The game is simple, the objective is to keep a pole up that’s been placed in a heap of sand. Each player takes turns removing sand until the pole falls. If you cause the pole to fall, you lose. With its primitive element of creation and destruction, this game has been played for centuries.

The vases resemble the heap of sand and the flowers placed in a glass tube would be the pole – time stopped with resin. The shape nears collapse, bringing a tension and delicate beauty to the flower.


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