In the blazing hot summer days, most flowers can’t survive out of water, which makes it almost impossible for grooms to wear a boutonnière – that single flower pushed through the lapel buttonhole.
But this wedding season, Israeli designer Omer Polak offers a small lapel vase that helps the bud last for hours. Just pour some water into the tiny vase, pin it to your tuxedo, put a red rose in it, and voilà: your carry-on vase is ready to go!
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Starting at $35 for a single lapel vase (a box of three costs $90), Polak’s Boutonnière (the French word for buttonhole) is made out of glass and brass, and can contain enough water to keep the flower fresh all day long.
After you put water and a freshly cut flower in this glass vase, use the affixed brass stickpin to easily fasten your miniature bouquet of choice to your tuxedo. The water in the vase is just enough to help the flower spread its fragrance throughout the day.
Polak’s boutonnière is a pleasant addition to any blouse or shirt, and women can also attach it to their dresses or jackets when they attend cocktail parties and other events.
Suitable for weddings, proms, homecomings or any other special occasion, Polak’s unique vase can apparently hold more than just a bud. “By choosing the flowers, fragrances and colors, you can give it your own interpretation; it’s also nice to use some herbs for decoration,” he said in a statement.
A 2013 graduate of the department of industrial design at the prestigious Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, Israel, Polak defines himself as both an artist and a designer, or simply, a “designtist.”
“My recent projects focus on our sensory experience of the world,” he said in a statement. “I use multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches to create new experiences and objects that could change our wellbeing and hopefully, one day, our life.”
So, whether you’re the groom or just a guest, next time you’re heading to a wedding, be sure to bring your tuxedo into blossom!
Photos: Omer Polak Studio, gilad&mazal, Mor Elnekav