These Cement Vases Take Their Shapes from Textured Fruits

 - Nov 11, 2014
References: chen-williams & coolhunting
These quirky cement planters by Chen Chen and Kai Williams show off a fun way to turn one object into something else that's useful. This is a concept that this design duo frequently explores, in creations like rocks that have been formed into bookends or carpets that almost look like things that you could eat. In this case, these unique vases crafted for the Of a Kind collection feature shapes that take inspiration from sliced avocados and pineapples.

The cement planters capture the intricate textures of the fruits, turning each of the vases into slices of fruit that will never ripen or rot over time. On this whimsical collection, Of a Kind co-founder Claire Mazur remarks that "There's something about seeing a plant grow out of a piece of fruit that's very fantasy world to me—like it should be a prop in Alice in Wonderland."