Designers: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Designed by the currently hyper-trendy Bouroullec brothers back in 2001, this "vase" is actually quite beautiful.
From the website:
"The « Vase » (available in green or blue) is, in the first instance an alcove, a hollow volume. It holds a flower and, as in religious statuary, the « Vase » is a frame in which everything is controlled: background, light and colour. It means seeing a flower, almost deified: seeing it perfectly and seeing only that."
Actually, I think almost anything would appear "deified" in there. I'm going to start saving up for one of these right now (unless someone out there can find it in their heart to buy me one. Just in case, it's available only at uber-chic galerie kreo, 22 rue duchefdelaville 75 013 Paris T +33 1 53 60 18 42 F +33 1 53 60 17 58. I'd be forever in your debt).