The Aer Vase, designed by Gabriel Tan for Menu, has a rippled silhouette which strikes the perfect balance between aesthetic and functionality. The tactile surface of the rippled glass vase, available in two sizes, is crafted thanks to a meticulous process whereby molten glass is mouth-blown into a double cavity tool which reveals the complex three-dimensional shape. The finished product displays different visual characteristics depending on the viewing angle. Allowing for the arrangement of flowers and branches in two bunches instead of one within the same vessel, Aer becomes more than a simple vase: it is a sculptural object, also when empty.
Gabriel Tan Studio is a design practice whose work spans across the fields of craftsmanship, culture, design and technology. The studio has designed furniture and products for Blå Station, Menu, Design Within Reach, The Conran Shop, Ishinomaki Lab, Lemnos Clocks, Authentics and Abstracta. Gabriel Tan is also the creative director of Turn handles and of the Japanese furniture brand Ariake. Gabriel's work has won several international awards, amongst which the Industrial Designers Society of America's IDEA Award, the Japan Good Design Award and the President's Design Award; his works have been exhibited at design fairs around the globe.
Menu is a Danish design company founded in 1976. Collaborating with some of the most talented designers in the world, they deliver high quality design with a crisp Scandinavian look referred to as "soft minimalism". Menu is passionate about design, new materials and clever, functional details - innovations that make a genuine difference.
- Designed by Gabriel Tan Studio
- Dimensions: Short: W 27 x D 13 x H 33 cm / Tall: W 22 x D 10.5 x H 49 cm
- Material: glass
- Colour: smoked glass
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- Delivery: available from early September 2019, then approximately 2-3 weeks