Anderssen & Voll Troll Vase
Working out of their own design studio in Oslo, Norway, designers Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll create furniture, textiles and interiors that are richly inspired by their surroundings. "Doing creative work is like having another pair of glasses on," says Anderssen, "and it changes the way you perceive the world around you." The idea behind Troll Vase (2018) started as a study of the properties of glass – examining how the intensity of color changes depending on the thickness of the material. The result is a vase featuring a dynamic change of thickness throughout, from solid-colored base to transparent bubble-like top. Troll takes its name from a painting by famed Norwegian artist Theodor Kittelsen, depicting a mythological water spirit, Nøkken, rising from the dark waters of a forest pond. Made in China.