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Mar 20, 2015

by Murat Ozsaltik

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Hello! My name is Murat, and I craft geometric terrariums with my partner Asli using the Tiffany stained glass technique. We work in a studio below our home in Istanbul, Turkey, and we’re also parents to our cat, Ned. Our shop is called Waen.

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Waen started in August of 2014 – 172 years after a terrarium was accidentally discovered by English botanist Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward. Although it seems like terrariums have only recently become popular, they were actually designed with increasing intricacy and style and have been widely consumed as a decoration for the home since the Victorian age. Asli is a green thumb architect with a passion for geometry, and she thought of the idea for geometric terrariums back when I was working on my master’s thesis in neuroscience. I made her one as a birthday gift and she loved it, so we decided to make more together.

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Even in the years before we met, Asli and I have always believed in the power of creating something new and unique from scraps, instead of buying what the market offers us. After being introduced by a mutual friend, we fell in love, moved in together, and started dreaming of an efficient and creative life. And that’s exactly what we got when we launched Waen.

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We work in a ground floor studio with a lovely garden, which is an ideal workspace for glass cutting, grinding and soldering. Before we start crafting, we make sketches and models of our geometric forms in order to visualize their final appearance and make sure they have the right angles and correct measurements. Our main inspiration comes from 13 polyhedra listed by Archimedes, which were rediscovered by artists and mathematicians during the Renaissance. We are addicted to complex shapes and their ancient roots!

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To us, knowing our materials and the chemistry behind the process is the key to a perfect product. We love pushing our limits by experimenting with different equipment and techniques. Selling our wares on Etsy allowed us to turn our skills and interests into a lifestyle. We’re proud to be a part of this community, and we love the idea that someone on the other side of the planet is growing a cute little plant in a terrarium that we made. Our goal for the future is to grow at our own pace without losing the small business spirit. We also want to expand our product line, and most importantly, keep working from home.

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All photographs by Waen.

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Geometric Box for Photos | Stained Glass Jewelry Box | Wedding Gift | Bridesmaid Gift Box | Small Card Box | Keepsake Box
Geometric Box for Photos | Stained Glass Jewelry Box | Wedding Gift | Bridesmaid Gift Box | Small Card Box | Keepsake Box
Waen
$85.00 USD
Large Geometric Glass Wedding Card Box | Conservatory Envelope Holder | Wishing Well Box | Copper Wedding Decor | Wedding Money Box
Large Geometric Glass Wedding Card Box | Conservatory Envelope Holder | Wishing Well Box | Copper Wedding Decor | Wedding Money Box
Waen
$175.00 USD
Stained Glass Copper Candle Holder, Valentines Day Gifts, Holiday Candles, Geometric Candles, Decorative Candles, Silver Candle Holder
Stained Glass Copper Candle Holder, Valentines Day Gifts, Holiday Candles, Geometric Candles, Decorative Candles, Silver Candle Holder
Waen
$50.00 USD
Copper Candle Holder Set, Wedding Candles, Rustic Candle Holder, Stained Glass Geometric Candles, Wedding Table Lights, Copper Wedding Decor
Copper Candle Holder Set, Wedding Candles, Rustic Candle Holder, Stained Glass Geometric Candles, Wedding Table Lights, Copper Wedding Decor
Waen
$65.00 USD
Geometric Glass Ring Box Holiday Proposal Ring Box Wedding Ring Box Engagement Ring Box Ring Bearer Box Copper Ring Box Spring Wedding Decor
Geometric Glass Ring Box Holiday Proposal Ring Box Wedding Ring Box Engagement Ring Box Ring Bearer Box Copper Ring Box Spring Wedding Decor
Waen
$55.00 USD
Glass Geometric Wedding Gift Table Decor Set of 4 | Wedding Card Box, Ring Box & Candle Holder Set | Star Price
Glass Geometric Wedding Gift Table Decor Set of 4 | Wedding Card Box, Ring Box & Candle Holder Set | Star Price
Waen
$250.00 USD
Large Glass Geometric Terrarium Container | Succulent Planter  | Indoor Garden | Modern Planter | Gift for Gardener | Mother's Day Gift
Large Glass Geometric Terrarium Container | Succulent Planter | Indoor Garden | Modern Planter | Gift for Gardener | Mother's Day Gift
Waen
$150.00 USD
Large Glass Geometric Terrarium Container | Math Teacher Gift | Modern Succulent Planter
Large Glass Geometric Terrarium Container | Math Teacher Gift | Modern Succulent Planter
Waen
$130.00 USD
Geometric Glass Wedding Ring Bearer Box, Diamond Ring Box, Spring Wedding Decor, Proposal Ring Box, Valentine's Day Gift, Mini Terrarium
Geometric Glass Wedding Ring Bearer Box, Diamond Ring Box, Spring Wedding Decor, Proposal Ring Box, Valentine's Day Gift, Mini Terrarium
Waen
$50.00 USD
Stained Glass Geometric Candle Holder Set of 2 | Wedding Decor | Copper Candle Holder | Housewarming Gift | Anniversary Gift
Stained Glass Geometric Candle Holder Set of 2 | Wedding Decor | Copper Candle Holder | Housewarming Gift | Anniversary Gift
Waen
$65.00 USD
Stained Glass Geometric Table Centerpiece, Modern Home Decor, Geometric Terrarium, Cactus Planter, Wedding Decor
Stained Glass Geometric Table Centerpiece, Modern Home Decor, Geometric Terrarium, Cactus Planter, Wedding Decor
Waen
$70.00 USD
Stained Glass Geometric Terrarium Container, Mother's Day Gift, Succulent Terrarium, Moss Terrarium, Coffee Table Decor, Copper Planter
Stained Glass Geometric Terrarium Container, Mother's Day Gift, Succulent Terrarium, Moss Terrarium, Coffee Table Decor, Copper Planter
Waen
$95.00 USD
Glass Terrarium | Modern Planter | Geometric Wedding Centerpiece | Succulent Terrarium | Mother's Day Gift | Cactus Terrarium | Spring Decor
Glass Terrarium | Modern Planter | Geometric Wedding Centerpiece | Succulent Terrarium | Mother's Day Gift | Cactus Terrarium | Spring Decor
Waen
$80.00 USD
Mini Glass Geometric Desk Planter for Succulent & Cactus | Minimalist Copper Home Decor
Mini Glass Geometric Desk Planter for Succulent & Cactus | Minimalist Copper Home Decor
Waen
$45.00 USD
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container | Modern Planter | Coffee Table Decor | Math Teacher Gift
Geometric Glass Terrarium Container | Modern Planter | Coffee Table Decor | Math Teacher Gift
Waen
$80.00 USD
Glass Geometric Wedding & Engagement Ring Box with Moss | Hexagon | Boho Wedding Decor | Woodland Wedding | Moss Ring Box
Glass Geometric Wedding & Engagement Ring Box with Moss | Hexagon | Boho Wedding Decor | Woodland Wedding | Moss Ring Box
Waen
$39.00 USD
Stained Glass Succulent Engagement Ring Dish | Wedding Ring Holder
Stained Glass Succulent Engagement Ring Dish | Wedding Ring Holder
Waen
$75.00 USD
Geometric Glass Wedding Ring Holder | Proposal Ring Box | Wedding Ring Box | Engagement Ring Box | Rustic Ring Box | Wedding Ceremony Decor
Geometric Glass Wedding Ring Holder | Proposal Ring Box | Wedding Ring Box | Engagement Ring Box | Rustic Ring Box | Wedding Ceremony Decor
Waen
$55.00 USD
Opalescent Glass Succulent Floral Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow Alternative | Engagement Ring Dish Holder | Ceremony Decor | Jewelry Storage
Opalescent Glass Succulent Floral Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow Alternative | Engagement Ring Dish Holder | Ceremony Decor | Jewelry Storage
Waen
$75.00 USD
Wedding Ring Dish | Glass Succulent Wedding Ring Holder | Engagement Ring Dish | Jewelry Dish Holder | Spring Wedding Decor
Wedding Ring Dish | Glass Succulent Wedding Ring Holder | Engagement Ring Dish | Jewelry Dish Holder | Spring Wedding Decor
Waen
$75.00 USD
Stained Glass Geometric Wedding Ring Box, Proposal Ring Box, Glass Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Glass Jewelry Box, Rustic Ring Box
Stained Glass Geometric Wedding Ring Box, Proposal Ring Box, Glass Ring Box, Ring Bearer Box, Glass Jewelry Box, Rustic Ring Box
Waen
$39.00 USD
Ring Bearer Box | Wedding Ring Box | Glass Geometric Terrarium Ring Box | Spring Wedding Decor | Engagement Ring Box | Proposal Ring Box
Ring Bearer Box | Wedding Ring Box | Glass Geometric Terrarium Ring Box | Spring Wedding Decor | Engagement Ring Box | Proposal Ring Box
Waen
$45.00 USD
Geometric Ring Bearer Box for Wedding Ceremony
Geometric Ring Bearer Box for Wedding Ceremony
Waen
$45.00 USD
Glass Succulent Wedding Ring Dish, Flower Ring Holder, Wedding Ring Holder, Glass Jewelry Dish, Engagement Ring Dish, Rustic Ring Holder
Glass Succulent Wedding Ring Dish, Flower Ring Holder, Wedding Ring Holder, Glass Jewelry Dish, Engagement Ring Dish, Rustic Ring Holder
Waen
$75.00 USD
Stained Glass Diamond Ring Box | Wedding Ring Box | Proposal Ring Box | Ring Bearer Box | Geometric Ring Box | Engagement Ring Box
Stained Glass Diamond Ring Box | Wedding Ring Box | Proposal Ring Box | Ring Bearer Box | Geometric Ring Box | Engagement Ring Box
Waen
$50.00 USD
Clear Glass Geometric Wedding Ring Box, Hexagon, Spring Wedding Decor, Ring Bearer Box, Boho Wedding Decor, Copper Ring Holder, Proposal Box
Clear Glass Geometric Wedding Ring Box, Hexagon, Spring Wedding Decor, Ring Bearer Box, Boho Wedding Decor, Copper Ring Holder, Proposal Box
Waen
$39.00 USD
Stained Glass Geometric Terrarium Container | Minimalist & Modern Planter for Indoor Gardening | Coffee Table Decor
Stained Glass Geometric Terrarium Container | Minimalist & Modern Planter for Indoor Gardening | Coffee Table Decor
Waen
$55.00 USD
Wedding Ring Box | Clear Glass Ring Bearer Box | Wedding Ceremony Decor | Glass Ring Box | Rose Gold Ring Box | Engagement Ring Box
Wedding Ring Box | Clear Glass Ring Bearer Box | Wedding Ceremony Decor | Glass Ring Box | Rose Gold Ring Box | Engagement Ring Box
Waen
$35.00 USD
Proposal Ring Box, Seashell Ring Holder, Ring Bearer Box, Unique Wedding Ring Box, Seashell Ring Box, Beach Wedding Decor, Glass Ring Box
Proposal Ring Box, Seashell Ring Holder, Ring Bearer Box, Unique Wedding Ring Box, Seashell Ring Box, Beach Wedding Decor, Glass Ring Box
Waen
$75.00 USD
Fairy Garden House Decoration Noel Glass Holiday Centerpiece Festive Table Decor Christmas Decor Geometric Terrarium Modern Centerpiece
Fairy Garden House Decoration Noel Glass Holiday Centerpiece Festive Table Decor Christmas Decor Geometric Terrarium Modern Centerpiece
Waen
$180.00 USD
Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Ring Box, Terrarium Ring Box, Geometric Glass Ring Box, Ring Box with Moss, Engagement Ring Box, Diamond Ring Box
Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Ring Box, Terrarium Ring Box, Geometric Glass Ring Box, Ring Box with Moss, Engagement Ring Box, Diamond Ring Box
Waen
$50.00 USD
Stained Glass Succulent Wedding Ring Holder Dish & Ring Bearer Pillow Alternative | Spring Wedding Decor
Stained Glass Succulent Wedding Ring Holder Dish & Ring Bearer Pillow Alternative | Spring Wedding Decor
Waen
$75.00 USD
Wedding Envelope Holder | Clear Card Box | Modern Geometric Glass Wishing Well Box | Wedding Party Decor | Copper Card Box
Wedding Envelope Holder | Clear Card Box | Modern Geometric Glass Wishing Well Box | Wedding Party Decor | Copper Card Box
Waen
$175.00 USD
Geometric Wedding Ring Box, Modern Wedding Decor, Engagement Ring Box, Ring Holder, Glass Ring Bearer Box, Proposal Ring Box, Spring Wedding
Geometric Wedding Ring Box, Modern Wedding Decor, Engagement Ring Box, Ring Holder, Glass Ring Bearer Box, Proposal Ring Box, Spring Wedding
Waen
$55.00 USD
Large Geometric Glass Wedding Card Box | Wedding Gift Table Decor | Wishing Well Box | Rustic Envelope Holder | Wedding Money Box
Large Geometric Glass Wedding Card Box | Wedding Gift Table Decor | Wishing Well Box | Rustic Envelope Holder | Wedding Money Box
Waen
$175.00 USD
Stained Glass Geometric Copper Terrarium Container | Modern Home Decor
Stained Glass Geometric Copper Terrarium Container | Modern Home Decor
Waen
$55.00 USD
Clear Wedding Card Box | Large Geometric Glass Wedding Card Holder | Wishing Well Box | Copper Card Box
Clear Wedding Card Box | Large Geometric Glass Wedding Card Holder | Wishing Well Box | Copper Card Box
Waen
$175.00 USD
Glass Geometric Tealight Candle Holder | Set of 2 | Rustic Wedding Party Decor, Dining Table Decor, Housewarming Gift, Modern Candle Holder
Glass Geometric Tealight Candle Holder | Set of 2 | Rustic Wedding Party Decor, Dining Table Decor, Housewarming Gift, Modern Candle Holder
Waen
$75.00 USD
Stained Glass Succulent Jewelry Storage & Wedding Ring Holder Dish | Spring Wedding Decor | Blue Ring Dish | Bride Gift
Stained Glass Succulent Jewelry Storage & Wedding Ring Holder Dish | Spring Wedding Decor | Blue Ring Dish | Bride Gift
Waen
$75.00 USD
Geometric Glass Tealight Candle Holder | Set of 2 | Copper Wedding Decor | Sweetheart Table Decor
Geometric Glass Tealight Candle Holder | Set of 2 | Copper Wedding Decor | Sweetheart Table Decor
Waen
$75.00 USD
Geometric Glass Holiday Centerpiece | Christmas Decor | Terrarium Container | Gardening Gift
Geometric Glass Holiday Centerpiece | Christmas Decor | Terrarium Container | Gardening Gift
Waen
$90.00 USD
Glass Geometric Proposal Ring Box | Engagement Ring Box | Wedding Ring Box | Ring Bearer Box | Modern Wedding Decor
Glass Geometric Proposal Ring Box | Engagement Ring Box | Wedding Ring Box | Ring Bearer Box | Modern Wedding Decor
Waen
$45.00 USD
Glass Jewelry Display Box | Bridesmaids Gift
Glass Jewelry Display Box | Bridesmaids Gift
Waen
$45.00 USD
Stained Glass Ring Bearer Box, Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Ring Box, Fall Wedding Decor, Ceremony Ring Box, Rose Gold Ring Box, Boho Wedding
Stained Glass Ring Bearer Box, Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Ring Box, Fall Wedding Decor, Ceremony Ring Box, Rose Gold Ring Box, Boho Wedding
Waen
$39.00 USD
Stained Glass Terrarium, Holiday Centerpiece, Geometric Terrarium, Fairy Garden House, Christmas Terrarium, Holiday Decor
Stained Glass Terrarium, Holiday Centerpiece, Geometric Terrarium, Fairy Garden House, Christmas Terrarium, Holiday Decor
Waen
$90.00 USD
Pink Glass Flower Engagement Ring Holder & Wedding Ring Dish | Spring Wedding Decor | Boho Wedding Decor | Bridesmaids Gifts
Pink Glass Flower Engagement Ring Holder & Wedding Ring Dish | Spring Wedding Decor | Boho Wedding Decor | Bridesmaids Gifts
Waen
$75.00 USD
Large Glass Terrarium, Geometric Terrarium, Holiday Centerpiece, Geometric Planter, Succulent Terrarium, Moss Terrarium, Winter Table Decor
Large Glass Terrarium, Geometric Terrarium, Holiday Centerpiece, Geometric Planter, Succulent Terrarium, Moss Terrarium, Winter Table Decor
Waen
$120.00 USD
Glass Wedding Centerpiece, Sweetheart Table Decor, Geometric Terrarium, Diamond Terrarium, Wedding Decor
Glass Wedding Centerpiece, Sweetheart Table Decor, Geometric Terrarium, Diamond Terrarium, Wedding Decor
Waen
$100.00 USD
Pink Jewelry Dish | Spring Wedding Decor | Floral Ring Dish | Glass Ring Dish | Girlfriend Gift | Wife Gift | Wedding Ring Holder
Pink Jewelry Dish | Spring Wedding Decor | Floral Ring Dish | Glass Ring Dish | Girlfriend Gift | Wife Gift | Wedding Ring Holder
Waen
$75.00 USD
Stained Glass Geometric Ornaments Set of 5 | Copper Holiday Ornaments
Stained Glass Geometric Ornaments Set of 5 | Copper Holiday Ornaments
Waen
$17.00 USD
Large Glass Geometric Terrarium Container | Succulent Planter | Gift for Gardener | Modern Table Centerpiece
Large Glass Geometric Terrarium Container | Succulent Planter | Gift for Gardener | Modern Table Centerpiece
Waen
$150.00 USD
Personalized Glass Ring Dish | Custom Initial Wedding Ring Dish
Personalized Glass Ring Dish | Custom Initial Wedding Ring Dish
Waen
$30.00 USD
Wedding Ring Holder | Glass Floral Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow Alternative | Engagement Ring Dish | Boho Wedding Decor | Spring Wedding
Wedding Ring Holder | Glass Floral Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow Alternative | Engagement Ring Dish | Boho Wedding Decor | Spring Wedding
Waen
$75.00 USD
Opalescent Glass Succulent Jewelry Holder & Ring Dish | Spring Wedding Decor | Anniversary Gift | Proposal Ring Box | Wedding Ring Dish
Opalescent Glass Succulent Jewelry Holder & Ring Dish | Spring Wedding Decor | Anniversary Gift | Proposal Ring Box | Wedding Ring Dish
Waen
$75.00 USD
Stained Glass Geometric Wedding Ring Bearer Box, Hexagon Ring Box, Engagement Ring Box, Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Ceremony Decor
Stained Glass Geometric Wedding Ring Bearer Box, Hexagon Ring Box, Engagement Ring Box, Proposal Ring Box, Wedding Ceremony Decor
Waen
$39.00 USD
Stained Glass Geometric Ornaments Set of 5 | Copper Holiday Ornaments
Stained Glass Geometric Ornaments Set of 5 | Copper Holiday Ornaments
Waen
$17.00 USD
Glass Geometric Ring Bearer Box | Spring Wedding Decor | Wedding Ring Box | Engagement Ring Box | Gifts for the Couple
Glass Geometric Ring Bearer Box | Spring Wedding Decor | Wedding Ring Box | Engagement Ring Box | Gifts for the Couple
Waen
$72.00 USD
Stained Glass Floral Wedding Ring Dish | Gift for Couple | Spring Wedding Decor | Anniversary Gift | Bridal Shower Gift | Wife Gift
Stained Glass Floral Wedding Ring Dish | Gift for Couple | Spring Wedding Decor | Anniversary Gift | Bridal Shower Gift | Wife Gift
Waen
$75.00 USD
Artificial Glass Succulent Votive Candle Holder | Incense Burner | Winter Table Decor | Housewarming Gift | Mother's Day Gift | Ring Dish
Artificial Glass Succulent Votive Candle Holder | Incense Burner | Winter Table Decor | Housewarming Gift | Mother's Day Gift | Ring Dish
Waen
$75.00 USD
Glass House, Fairy Garden House, Geometric Terrarium Container, Christmas Decor, Holiday Home Decor, Small Card Box, Envelope Holder
Glass House, Fairy Garden House, Geometric Terrarium Container, Christmas Decor, Holiday Home Decor, Small Card Box, Envelope Holder
Waen
$65.00 USD

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