This isn’t just a vase – although it is that, too. The Crescent Vessel by New Zealand brand Formantics is a work of art, a reminder that even the most functional pieces of home decoration should be arresting and beautiful. Fashioned from terracotta-coloured raw clay, this vase comprises a cone-shaped base with a curved, half-crescent moon sculpture resting on top. A small opening in the middle of the crescent is designed for displaying single stem flower arrangements or dried botanicals. Formantics is an art and ceramics brand based in New Zealand. Founder Susan Christie launched the business in 2016 after previously working in the navy, as a psychologist, as a business consultant – all while studying and raising children. Since graduating from her fine arts degree in 2015, Christie realised her passion for creating pieces that play with colour, shape and form. Each Formantics product is handmade in New Zealand by Christie from the highest quality local materials, and serves as a vibrant and unforgettable ode to the joys of life. Sold individually. Each piece is handmade and therefore unique. Vase measures 26cm in height, 16cm in width and 4.5cm in depth. Raw clay exterior with a glazed interior. Fully waterproof.