Slate Ikebana Vases are based on a Japanese style of Flower Arranging. The use of the spikes (also known as "Kenzans", "Frogs") allows the stems of your flowers / greenery to be easily placed to create a stunning arrangement. The water reservoir is a shallow bowl under the slate which adds balance as well as sufficient water for your arrangement. (horizontal water reservoir).
In traditional vases (vertical water reservoir - with water that typically sits at least halfway up the stem) arrangements show rotting over tiime, due to this exposure to the water against so much of the stem. The cup of water begins to smell, the stems get slimy etc...
In the Slate Ikebana Vases, we slow this deterioration of the stem by limiting the exposure to the water to simply the base (where it actually needs it). The greenery /flowers also benefit by being able to drink easily via the action of the spikes piercing and airating the stem.
In many ways these vases provide a "less is more" approach. They especially have the ability to display even a single flower beautifully and effectively. (see Gallery of single flower arrangement examples - coming soon).
It is also worth noting how easily our larger vases support a tall, stunning, feature arrangement with ease. (see examples - coming soon)