Inspired by the spiraling movement of air, often seen through smoke or mist, the new Aer vase by Gabriel Tan for Audo Copenhagen brings sculptural appeal to surfaces. Taking its name from the Latin word for air or vapor, the vase’s asymmetrical silhouette undulates in liquid-like waves to bring a tactile, almost ethereal quality to the glass. Offered in two sizes, high or low, the sculptural design can be paired in twos to display flowers or branches, yet looks equally beautiful as a standalone sculpture.
Following an extensive period of research and design to realize his vision, attempting to capture a form of beauty not often encountered in daily life, Tan has created an object of beauty and function. The tactile surface of the rippled glass vase is made during a precision process whereby molten glass is mouth-blown into a double cavity tool that reveals the complex three-dimensional shape. The finished design displays different visual characteristics depending on the viewing angle.
Materials and Finishes
- Materials: Glass
- Colors: Smoke