Monoblokk

Monoblokk

1 600,00 NOK

Production of Monoblokk.

 

Approximately 2200g of high-grade silicate glass.
H170mm, W204mm, D75mm.

 

1.600 NOK

Anderssen & Voll on Monoblokk for Nedre Foss

Making a symmetrical shape in blown glass is an exercise already done by thousands of craftspeople for literally thousands of years. From a designer’s point of view it’s a bit like designing a stackable chair in plywood and steel tube; it feels hard to be original and you quickly run into the limitations of the material.  
That is why leaving axial symmetry behind and deciding on press glass as a manufacturing technique, was really liberating to this process. 
The inspiration were gathered from glass panels, aquariums and concrete road dividers.

Monoblokk is a 3D-object approaching a stricter two dimensional format. To us this makes for interesting relationships to other table top «dwellers» like candlesticks, jugs, bowls and even other flower vases – creating a backdrop or a frame for surrounding objects.

 

Design of Monoblokk

“The stretched and narrow footprint of Monoblokk encourages you to arrange your flowers, twigs, branches or foliage differently than you would in a vase shaped in a more conventional way. The formal similarity to a water tank or a herbarium works well with water grown plants or cuttings, turning the root systems into the attraction.”