Nedre Foss Pressed Glass Votive - Sirkel, Primrose Pink by Anderssen & Voll
Nedre Foss Pressed Glass Votive - Sirkel, Primrose Pink by Anderssen & VollNedre Foss Pressed Glass Votive - Sirkel, Primrose Pink by Anderssen & VollNedre Foss Pressed Glass Votive - Sirkel, Primrose Pink by Anderssen & VollNedre Foss Pressed Glass Votive - Sirkel, Primrose Pink by Anderssen & Voll
Nedre Foss Pressed Glass Votive - Sirkel, Primrose Pink by Anderssen & Voll
Designed by Anderssen & Voll
Item #: NF-sirkel-PP-FJ-OH
MADE IN NORWAY
$50.00
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Availability: Ships from our Carmel-by-the-Sea Shop within 1-2 business days.
  • Designer: Anderssen & Voll
  • Item #: NF-sirkel-PP-FJ-OH
  • Availability: Ships from our Carmel-by-the-Sea Shop within 1-2 business days.
  • Dimensions:
    Base Ø: 4" x H: 2"
  • Material:
    Primrose Pink Colored Pressed Glass
  • Care:
    Hand Wash Only
  • Country: Norway
  • Sirkel is the Norwegian word for Circle. The color intensity shifts with the changing thickness of the material, leaving the impression of a solid ring of denser color.

    In designing Sirkel, the designers were playing around with two of the main properties of glass: transparency and color. The first sketches on this concept were made already in the spring of 2013. It took a good 4 years to find the right glassworks to realize this seemingly simple object. We designed Sirkel to be a tea light holder, however we think it is just as nice as purely a glass object—especially if it's in a window post/sill catching sunlight. The idea was to create dramatic contrast between the delicately dimensioned, close to clear bottom cup holding a massive ring of more opaque color, seemingly hovering over the table top.

    It's difficult to work on a model level with glass objects, as you don’t really have any good mock-up materials to mimic the properties of the material. Sirkel is also an object which is impossible to make in blown glass. The interactions between the shape and the optics: how the light and color shifts play through the changing thickness of the object were all on a purely imaginary level even as the project was entering the process of making industrial grade molds.
    Anderssen & VollTorbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll are two of Norway's most lauded designers and were the designers and founding partners of the internationally renowned Norway Says design office. Røros Tweed's Berg, Skog and Kors designs were the first designs launched on behalf of Anderssen & Voll. Berg, which is named after textile artists, Sigrun Berg, received the honor of being awarded the Good Design Award in 2011.

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