Acorn Vase


Ilex Studio Acorn Vase

  • Height: 10cm
  • Made from borosilicate glass

The Acorn Vase is timeless and elegantly designed, created to observe a simple acorn as it matures into a magnificent oak, bringing the miracle of nature into the home or office.

The vessel strikes the perfect balance of design and nature. The refined composition of the classical aryballos shaped vase is made of clear borosilicate glass. The spherical body and narrow neck design perform the function of holding the acorn in place as it rests above the water, whilst the twisting roots grow and spread decoratively in the bowl below and the oak’s iconic leaves begin to sprout above.

Over time the acorn grows into an oakling, a young oak tree. The oakling can thrive for up to one year in the vase, receiving essential nutrients from the acorn. Once matured, the oakling can be planted outside for future generations and the vase used once again for a new acorn.

The Acorn Vase was conceived with a spirit of optimism, looking to the power and beauty of nature, regeneration, new beginnings as well as the symbolic qualities of strength. perseverance and longevity associated with the oak. It is the ideal product to give as a gift for the home or office – perfect for anyone interested in gardening, for tree lovers, inquisitive children, design enthusiasts, urban dwellers and all us who find ourselves moving away from the notion of consumerist values and searching instead for value in knowledge, craftsmanship and a relationship to the natural world.

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You will always find a broad selection of our furniture designs on display alongside our popular tabletop and desktop accessories as well alongside our beautifully curated selection of ‘Evergreen’ and seasonal products.

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Eligible for return within 14 days

Our products are made to order in our workshops in the UK and Portugal. Furniture items can take between 7-8 weeks to arrive with you (possibly longer before and after the summer holiday closure and Christmas), although some items are in stock and can arrive faster. This is indicated against each product as you select your option (this is also where we update the lead time). If you have specific requirements for delivery and would like to know if your order can be delivered sooner, please do contact us.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a responsible, purposeful and useful company that is fit for the 21st century, and our ambition is to sell our sustainably made furniture to as many people as possible.

To do this, we strive to strike the right balance between craft and industry.

We design furniture of enduring quality.
We design with the entire life cycle of our furniture in mind.
We buy from sustainably managed forests.
We use natural fibres and fillings for upholstery.
We make to order to minimise waste.
We aim to manufacture close to our customers.
We plant more trees than we use.
We plant even MORE trees to offset our carbon footprint.
We aim to use 100% recyclable or compostable packaging.
We provide a ‘repair and restore’ service for our furniture.
Weight 0.5 kg