Nedre Foss Sirkel, Pressed Colored Glass Votives, Seven Color Variants - by Anderssen & Voll
- The Designer
- The Maker
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.
- Brand:Nedre Foss of Norway
- Country Norway
- SKU: NF-sirkel-SET7-FJ-OH
- Material Colored Pressed Glass
- Care:Hand Wash Only
- Designer:Anderssen & Voll
- Dimensions:Base Ø: 4" x H: 2"
Physical & Emotional
There is a physical aspect as well as an emotional aspect to the longevity of an object.
Looking at the physical aspect, solidity is an important property to us—in terms of continuous shape in one material and also in terms of shear mass. Another key instrument is to choose materials that age well.
From an emotional point of view, it is impossible to ensure that an object will stay relevant over the next 100 years. Nevertheless our designers have gone about this task by choosing categories that have already been a part of our collective culture for centuries, as well as allowing themselves to draw inspiration from a vast time span stretching back well beyond modernism and the birth of industry.