Japanese Design Studio Presents Flower Vases That Look Like Puddles of Water

YOY, a design studio based in Tokyo, Japan, recently presented an intriguing creation that combines eye-appealing design and functionality. Their “Puddle” flower vases are made to look like clear splatters of water but can still serve their original purpose.

These unique vessels, which are 0.06 inches tall and flat, can support one cup of water without spilling out, thanks to surface tension. They contain a single needle that is used to hold the flower, which then absorbs the surrounding water and prolongs its life cycle.

Once the water is poured into the vase and the flower’s stem is inserted into a needle, it looks like the flower is actually growing out of the puddle of water.

“A single flower blooming in a puddle. This is a vase that creates such a scene,” YOY shares about the vase.

YOY was founded by artists and designers Naoki Ono and Yuki Yamamoto in 2011. The studio focuses on creating furniture, lighting, and interior objects by following a design team described as “between space and object.” Their creations received significant attention and received a number of awards over the years, including the IF Design Award, the HOMI Asia Design Award, and the Design Intelligence Award.