This is a decorative wood vase made from fourteen pieces of precision cut baltic birch.
At its center is a glass test tube to hold fresh flowers, cuttings for propagation, or a dried floral arrangement. Large enough for a small bouquet, and great for propagation.
Dimensions: 8" tall x 4.25" wide
Test tube: 1" diameter x 8" tall
Dimensions: 5.75" tall x 3.75" wide
Test tube: 0.675" diameter x 5.25" tall
Maker: Abalou Designs (Lowell, MA)
Abby Shenker of Abalou Design creates contemporary home decor using eco-friendly materials. Abby comes from a family of computer programmers, business owners, and artists. She likes to think that her business is the unconventional child of those three legacies. Abby first got her hands on a laser cutter at IYRS School for Technology & Trades, where she studied digital modeling and fabrication. When the pandemic caused Abby to lose a job offer, she found a place as an essential worker for a manufacturing company that was in the medical supply chain. She operated the laser cutter there for more than a year, and was the only woman on the machine shop floor. She still loved laser cutting after a year in a deafening machine shop, cutting out thousands of identical squares and circles every day. She took that as a sign that her passion for laser cutting was going nowhere, and decided to take the leap and launch Abalou Design.