Gert-Jan Soepenberg's Design is Inspired by the Palacio de Alvorada

By: Meghan Young - Apr 4, 2015
References: gertjansoepenberg.nl & design-milk
Gert-Jan Soepenberg, a Dutch designer, has created a striking concrete vase that owes its elegant beauty to the architect Oscar Niemeyer. Inspired by Niemeyer's Palácio de Alvorada, the concrete vase boasts sweeping lines and a slim silhouette that takes after the beams in front of the architecturally stunning building. Soepenberg writes, "I have abstracted the Palácio de Alvorada’s strongest shape into a vase that captures the spirit of the building."

The first in a series of architecture-inspired vases, this one is made out of rotation molded concrete. Simple yet structural, the concrete vase shows how people can be inspired by the world around them in various ways. By distilling the essence of one building into something that can be placed in the home, this concrete vase is powerful and practical.