A collection of ceramic dishes and additional elements made of steel and brass. Inspired by Japanese aesthetics and the tradition of Ikebana, the dishes are intended for flower arrangements and can be used individually or combined with each other in creating a harmonious composition. The project is based on aspects of the Ikebana tradition — a combination of creativity and spirituality, and the transposition of traditional elements and ways of arranging plants into contemporary design and space. In a practical sense, the project consists of several ceramic vessels and additional objects made of metal, which aim to enable diversity in arranging, through combining with each other, but also combining with different types of plants. The objects are based on simple forms and minimalist aesthetics, with the aim to not compete with the plant elements themselves, but base their full purpose on highlighting the beauty of individual parts of the plants in the arrangement, which is also the goal of Ikebana. Every part of the set is handmade. Alongside the physical objects, the project also entails the flower arrangements (which range from more traditional to minimal). The project is presented in a printed photo—book form.
Mehmed Mešanović (29) was born in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In September 2021. He received the BA degree in Product design from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo. He received an honorary plaque for his outstanding results and grades during his studies. Through his academic projects he has always walked the line between artistic and industrial design, trying to merge practicality, usability and problem solving with beautiful aesthetics that awake an emotional response with the user. He likes a hands—on approach when working on projects, and likes to experiment with combining different materials. He’s interested in the user—product relationship and always strives to create projects which invite the user to interact with the created objects. He also has a big passion for nature and plants, and tries to be inspired by and implement this interest in his designs through sustainability and biophilic design.