The Prosthetic Vase offers a new perspective of the traditional flower holder. Shay Shafranek, the Israeli designer behind the creation, dramatically observes, "An average 21st-century human wishes to bring nature into the home environment. He cuts it from its life source, sentencing it to death and puts it in a special coffin, a preserving vessel in which the flower will slowly but surely wither and die.” Inspired to make a change, he dreamed up the Prosthetic Vase.
Equipped with glass capillary-like tubes, the Prosthetic Vase provides artificial roots that help to actively keep the flower alive rather than letting it slowly rot away. A complex creation, a few prototypes were created to try to perfect the process. Nevertheless, Shafranek notes, "The concept of this specific vase is not its functionality but the story it tells."
The Prosthetic Vase by Shay Shafranek Actively Keeps Plants Alive
1. Artificial Root Systems - Designing flower holders with artificial root systems presents disruptive innovation opportunities by providing a solution for keeping flowers alive longer.
2. Nature-inspired Designs - Exploring nature-inspired designs in flower holders can disrupt traditional vase designs and create unique and functional products.
3. Sustainable Flower Preservation - Developing flower holders that actively preserve and sustain the life of flowers can disrupt the traditional practice of flowers slowly withering and dying in vases.
1. Home Decor - The home decor industry can embrace the trend of artificial root systems in flower holders to offer innovative and sustainable products for consumers.
2. Design and Manufacturing - The design and manufacturing industry has an opportunity to explore nature-inspired designs in flower holders and create visually appealing yet functional products.
3. Floristry - The floristry industry can benefit from the trend of sustainable flower preservation by offering flower holders that extend the lifespan of floral arrangements and bouquets.