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10 Easy Pieces: Lab Glass Vases

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10 Easy Pieces: Lab Glass Vases

May 23, 2017

Were you the kid who asked Santa for a chemistry set every year because you dreamed of filling glass beakers and flasks with colored potions that would fizz and give off puffs of acrid smoke? Or was that just me? A lust for lab glass never wanes; the adult way to handle it is to collect science-experiment-worthy glass vases.

Bulbous vase, skinny neck: It’s the perfect shape for displaying a single delicate stem (with or without roots attached). My own collection of labware glass includes real beakers and flasks along with some skinny-neck vases whose shapes pay homage to chemistry class. Here are 10 I’m coveting:

When Scandinavian designer Estrid Ericcson got the idea in the \1930s to germinate acorns in a vase, he created a bulbous glass beaker with a narrow neck. The small opening in the Acorn Vase is useful for arranging a wildflower stem or two just so; \$\16 via Svenskt Tenn.
Above: When Scandinavian designer Estrid Ericcson got the idea in the 1930s to germinate acorns in a vase, he created a bulbous glass beaker with a narrow neck. The small opening in the Acorn Vase is useful for arranging a wildflower stem or two just so; $16 via Svenskt Tenn.
If you want to get me something for my birthday, consider a clear glass Trio Vase Set designed by Jonas Wagell. Heights range from 6 to \1\2 centimeters; \$46 from Scandinavian Design Center. (These also come in blue, amber, and green. I&#8\2\17;d prefer clear glass, please.)
Above: If you want to get me something for my birthday, consider a clear glass Trio Vase Set designed by Jonas Wagell. Heights range from 6 to 12 centimeters; $46 from Scandinavian Design Center. (These also come in blue, amber, and green. I’d prefer clear glass, please.)
Handmade from chemistry lab glass, a Tessa Vase is 7.75 inches tall; \$6.95 from CB\2.
Above: Handmade from chemistry lab glass, a Tessa Vase is 7.75 inches tall; $6.95 from CB2.
From CB\2, a Wall Mounted Teardrop Vase is 7 inches long, with a flat back; it sells for \$4.95. A group of these can be used to create an instant DIY Living Wall.
Above: From CB2, a Wall Mounted Teardrop Vase is 7 inches long, with a flat back; it sells for $4.95. A group of these can be used to create an instant DIY Living Wall.
A glass Jekyll Vase is \249 SEK from Artilleriet.
Above: A glass Jekyll Vase is 249 SEK from Artilleriet.
Designed by Michael Anastassiades, a glass Bottle Vase with a brass knob and base is an homage to the designs of Josef Frank. The clear glass body makes it possible to study the parts of a bouquet–stems and roots–that might otherwise hide under water; \$\1\10 via Svenskt Tenn.
Above: Designed by Michael Anastassiades, a glass Bottle Vase with a brass knob and base is an homage to the designs of Josef Frank. The clear glass body makes it possible to study the parts of a bouquet–stems and roots–that might otherwise hide under water; $110 via Svenskt Tenn.
 

Above: A Beaker Glass Tube Vase has a hole to attach to a wall via nail, screw, or hook. It measures 8 inches long and sells for $2.95 from CB2.

 Above: Hardcore. From designer Seletti, a trio of Interior Lab Vases is so anatomically correct that they’d blend right in at chemistry class. Sold separately, the beaker, flask, and cylinder are $60 apiece from The Uncommons.

A Chemistry Glass Test Tube Vase measures \13.5 inches high and is \$30 from Bliss Home & Design.
Above: A Chemistry Glass Test Tube Vase measures 13.5 inches high and is $30 from Bliss Home & Design.
Picking summer posies? For more of our favorite vases, see 10 Easy Pieces: Single Stem Bud Vases and 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Glass Vases Under $30

Product summary  

Estrid Ericson

Vas Ekollon

kr18.00 SEK from Svenskttenn
Design House Stockholm

Trio Vase Set

$46.00 USD from Scandinavian Design Center
Michael Anastassiades

Vas Flask

€120.00 EUR from Svenskttenn

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