Gejst Nebl

Updated on

June 3, 2021

A few months ago, I couldn’t help but notice seeing the Gejst Nebl being posted across many of my favorite design accounts on Instagram. It’s easy to see why people were responding so much to the Nebl – it’s a refreshing take on a home for your plant in an otherwise familiar landscape of traditional pots.

Gejst was kind enough to send me a Nebl so I could take a closer look firsthand.

gest nebl vase in pieces on the floor

After taking it out of the box, the assembly was pretty straight forward. The product consists of a ceramic base where the plant goes, a large frosted glass container, and a silicone ring that attaches the two together.

Top  down shot of the gest nebl vase

The container itself is relatively simple, and the inside shows some charming imperfections typical of a hand made product. The container doesn’t have any drainage, so that’s something to keep in mind depending on what type of plant you’re going to be planting inside.

Bottom the vase visible with the gejst branding visible

The bottom of the container shows the Gejst logo.

Rubber ring placed on the bottom the nebl vase.

When reading the instructions that came with the product, I was pleased to see a smart little design detail – The frosted glass part has two different sizes openings, which allows it to sit near the top, or bottom of the ceramic container, depending on how you prefer to set it up, and the type of plant inside.

Profile shot of the nebl vase showing the shape

In my case, I’m going to have it sit low, so the silicon ring was placed near the bottom of the container.

Top down shot of the vase showing dirt inside

In with the soil.

Close up shot of the nebl vase with a fern plant inside.

Now for the tricky part – to find the perfect plant to fit inside the Nebl. Typically when I buy a plant, I choose what plant I want, then figure out the pot later. In the case of the Nebl, it was actually the opposite – certain plants are going to be better suited due to the Nebl acting like more of a showcase than a typical pot. Another thing to consider is the size of the plant – if it’s too small, it’s not going to touch the sides at all, and if it’s too big, it’s going to look claustrophobic. Looking on their site, I gravitated towards the light, medium sized, leafy ferns, so I decided to go in that direction.

Cover of the nebl on top of the vase with a fern inside.
Nebel is the German word for “fog,” and you can clearly see the inspiration for designer Michael Rem.
“Walking around on a foggy day, feeling this fresh air in your lungs. Water condenses on your skin. Only blurry silhouettes of things are around you, defining the borders of your current world. Nothing is behind it. Only imagination. Fog hides everything unnecessary but reveals the beauty of simple things.”
– Michael Rem
Angled photo of a fern plant inside of the nebl vase.

One of my favorite parts of the Nebl is how water droplets peacefully interact with the fogged glass.

Big leaves inside of the foggy nebl vase.

The simplicity and uniqueness of the Nebl have turned it into one of the main focal points of our living room, and I can’t wait to experiment with some different, complimentary plants when this fern grows too large to fit comfortably.

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