Small Vase

Made by mokamura · UNLISTED (SHOWN IN POOLS)

A small vase I made for my mom

Created: February 11th, 2018



Write about the big ideas behind your project? What are the goals? Why did you make it? What are your motivations?

My mom’s birthday just passed, and I thought it would be nice to 3D print her a present. My mom really likes flowers. She comes home with them all the time even though my cats eat them. She always says she wants to open a flower shop once she retires from her current office job. She likes to arrange them in vases and put them all over the house. In her room, she has a mini Buddhist altar for her parents who have passed away. She likes to put maybe 1 or 2 flowers there. Right now, she currently uses an old jam jar because that’s the only thing small enough. I decided to make her a small vase that she could use for her altar. She even “drew” me a sketch of what she would want the shape to be like over snapchat


Research + Context

[How does your outcome relate to other work in the field? What makes it similar or different to other objects of the same genre? How have other objects failed to solve the problem you have identified?]

Besides it being the perfect size for the altar, the vase is made of plastic, so if my cat does get to it and knock it over, the vase won’t shatter.  In similarities, many vases do take on this particular shape, but I think mine is wider. I also did try to design mine with a little stand at the bottom because I think it looks more like a vase and less like a pitcher for water. Many vases have a completely flat bottom.


Aesthetic + Inspiration

[What influenced your design? Is there a specific style, art movement, or natural phenomena? Include at least one example. Can be a still image, video, or music.]

Looking on google, I found some images of small cute vases that I really liked and I sort of based my design off of that, and the sketch my mom sent to me. I decided to keep it super simple and plain because I think that looks best with flowers. The simple vase allows for the person to look at the flowers and not the vase.