The OMTÄNKSAM vases are part of a collection designed for everyone who needs a little extra help and support in the day to day. The vases are not just for beautiful flower arrangements: their very shape makes them easy to lift, carry and wash. But designers Pia Amsell and Barbro Berlin also wanted to create vases where flowers would thrive. They therefore decided on shapes that allow stalks and leaves the space and support they need. The vases can be used individually or in combination.
The idea behind the series is to enable people who need a little extra help in the everyday to maintain their independence and be themselves when performing basic tasks that used to be easy, but might now be difficult – from putting on shoes or having a drink to getting up out of a chair. The products were designed in consultation with ergonomists, physiotherapists and researchers in healthcare, and they make many activities around the home safer, simpler and more enjoyable.
The OMTÄNKSAM collection contains a large number of products, from these vases to a chair, table, armchair, side table and footstool, to smaller items like a shoe horn, a jar gripper and plates with anti-slip.