A hint of colour can make simplicity stunning. The Watanabe Thoki Bud Vases' sleek elegant forms bring together the purity of white porcelain with dashes of black, grey or off-white. For us, though, they are as much about texture as they are about aesthetics. The smooth glaze on matte porcelain and rounded shapes are inviting to the touch and there's something warm and unpretentious in their fluid forms and sturdy wide bases.
Each vase neck is hand dipped in glaze, with colours according to shape: black for this ample Square vase; grey for the long-necked Round Vase; and splashes of white for the lower Flat Vase. They're like a family of three — it's hard to choose just one.
Ceramist Yu Watanabe is a young designer with an incredible eye for enhancing minimalism with elegant twists and perfect hints of colour. Every work is hand crafted, ensuring that each piece is unique. We personally can’t wait to see what else he’ll come up with.
Designed by Yu Watanabe Porcelain Diameter 10 cm × Height 8.2 cm Made in Japan