Our point of view in creating a non-rectangular box was to go with the idea of a round-like box.
We started with some very rough sketches of what our idea should look like:
We thought of having half-pie pieces with numerous slots on them in order to be able to slide in the disks that were going to be holding the main structure. These disks would have a hole in the center for the “vase” to serve as a holding compartment.
Moving on we did some experimentation with some cardboard to understand if the logic behind was going to serve our purpose:
Convinced that the design can be executed we went on to design the actual pieces onto illustrator. We again experimented with cardboard, but this time we had the laser cutter do the job for us:
And getting to the end of it, since the pieces proved to be really accurate and applicable for assembly we put our piece of wood into the laser cutter again for curving. We assembled all the pieces together using hot glue.
The end result looks like this: