The Gauge Vase takes on the behaviour of the flower.
The weight of the water holds the vase upright. The vase ‘wilts’ as the flower drinks the water, letting us know that it needs watering.
A gauge, in science, is an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something. The GAUGE vase indicates the level of remaining water, by the angle of the vase’s neck.
Like any vase, the Gauge Vase can be knocked over. Unlike any other vase, the Gauge Vase will spring back up. It is designed for leaning and swaying and will return to where it best balances - upright when fully watered, tilting when thirsty.
The narrow neck limits the number of flowers so it does not over-balance.
The vase can pirouette and dance. It invites people to play... because the water moves inside - sometimes following, sometimes leading the sway of the glass - an irregular movement is created, reminiscent of flowers dancing in a breeze.
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