Inspired by the spiraling movement of air often seen in smoke or mist, Aer’s asymmetrical silhouette undulates in liquid-like waves. Gabriel Tan’s rippled glass vase, offered in 2 sizes, is fashioned with molten glass that is mouth-blown into a mold to achieve the effect. Taking its name from the Latin word for air or vapor, the piece is a lovely way to display flowers and branches or striking as a standalone sculpture.
- Small: 7.5" h x 6.9" w x 5.1" d (19x17.5x13cm)
- Medium: 13" h x 10.6" w x 5.1" d (33x27x13cm)
- Large: 19.3" h x 8.7" w x 4.1" d (49x22x10.5cm)
Mouth-blown full colored glass
From lighting and furniture, tabletop to bath, the wide offerings of Menu speaks to this Copenhagen-based company’s guiding quest for functional originality. “It’s about creating aesthetically pleasing designs that evoke true feelings as well as improving processes in people’s daily lives,” says Menu founder Bjarne Hansen. This is also reflected in its stable of influential creatives including Norm Architects, Afteroom Studio, Jonas Wagell and Krøyer-Sætter-Lassen among others standouts.
Menu is just as dedicated to responsible manufacturing as innovation. Working to locate new partners in developing countries around the world, the company searches out local factories or small private co-operations to turn out high quality goods and also provide a better economic foundation for the people involved in that production.