Melanie Abrantes, a Bay Area-based designer, has created a set of special edition, hand-turned petite cork vases for Of a Kind. Melanie, known for producing handcrafted heirloom objects, prefers to use wood or cork as her main building material because she believes that she does not compromise over quality while creating a object which is equally beautiful and functional.
The handmade petite cork vases are made in Oakland, whereas the sustainably cork is harvested in Portugal. The 4×3 inches vase has a wide ¾-inch opening, making it suitable for holding two-three flower sticks. According to Abrantes, cork is a type of wood that is anti-bacterial, waterproof and washable in nature, thus making it an indestructible material to be used for home decor purpose. Simple-yet-practical vases are made using technique of lathing, which turns simple pieces of solid cork into one-of-a-kind decor items.
The petite vases are ideal for both office as well as home and can be presented as gift to someone who holds a special place in your heart. The slenderness, minimalism and uniqueness not only give new meaning to the vases but also increase aesthetics of the vases. So, if you are interested in bringing home one of these small cork vases, do not hesitate to place your order at Etsy.