DESIGN | Vase #1 by Gert-Jan Soepenberg

At a recent FD-press event I met some of the designers selling their work through Crowdy House, a platform and marketplace that helps designers and makers sell directly to design fans. I got to talk to Gert-Jan and I really loved the story behind his concrete vases.

Vase #1, inspired by Oscar Niemeyer’s Palácio de Alvorada in Brazil’s capital Brasília, is the first in a series of architecture-derived vases designed by Dutch designer Gert-Jan Soepenberg: “My love for architecture and my architectural background have led me to being inspired by Niemeyer, one of the architects with the best feel for aesthetics and proportions. I have abstracted the Palácio de Alvorada’s strongest shape into a vase that captures the spirit of the building”

Palácio de Alvorada


From 17th till 25th October Gert-Jan Soepenberg exhibits during Dutch Design Week 2015 in Eindhoven, where he will be giving live demonstrations of the production of Vase #1. Also he will be showing the black concrete edition of Vase #1 for the first time, thanks for making some pictures from it already especially for Vosgesparis.  

pictures ©atelier GertJan