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drain vase

by Kwok Wai Lau
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  • the story

Drain Of Thought

Scottish showers bring more than flowers--they bring inspired design by artist Kwok Wai Lau. Lau translates the humor and beauty of looking on the bright side into everyday objects, like this glossy vase. Modeled after a drain pipe and inspired by Glasgow's perpetual rain, this ceramic water drain holds its own silver lining--fresh cut flowers. Hand cast and finished of ceramic in Canada by the artist.

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8.5" L x 4.5" W x 9" H
Hand wash only.
  • the maker

Kwok Wai Lau

A fan of the British sense of humor, Scottish rainy days, and Montreal's beauty, Kwok Wai Lau seeks to make accessories for the home that encapsulate all three. Whether its his eccentric drain pipe porcelain vase, or drinking mugs that come dressed in their very own sweater-like cozies, Lau injects his designs with unusual characteristics, UK charm, and lots of creativity, all while being quite practical.

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76votes, 12 comments

Vote: Thumbs down!

I could buy a piece of PVC pipe at the local hardware store for about 1/10th of the price!

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A little pricey though.

Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

Hello Voters! Thanks for your comments so far. Just for clarification, this vase is not made of an actual PVC pipe. It is handmade of ceramic by artist Kwok Wai Lau. So what do you think? Would you display your favorite flowers in this offbeat vase?

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Clever idea..but pricy!!

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a bit too pricey, for the low-key style. But I like it...

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Such a cool idea, but the price... ouch.

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LOVE it but a bit pricey..

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Like the idea. Wouldn't mind seeing a flurry of different plumbing-esque vases. But the price is painful.


the price is way too high.. yes it is ceramic but you could go buy your own plumbing pipe from home depot and put some sort of stopper in the bottom and do the same thing yourself.. much cheaper..


Unique but the price is a little (a lot) too high!

Very industrial looking!

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