OSLO, Norway — Norwegian designer Falke Svatun Lirhus created the “Tumble” vase. The ceramic vessel appears to be a sphere at first glance, but upon closer inspection it’s revealed that the vase has a square cross-section cut out of the shape. This allows the vase to not only perch on the edge of a shelf or counter, but also to rest upright on a flat surface. The designer states he wanted to play with perception:
Tumble is a stoneware vessel designed to challenge the conventional perception of a vase in shape, function and appearance. The cutout at the base allows it to sit on the edge of a shelf or sill, while still permitting the vase to balance on flat surfaces. A contribution to the Structure exhibition, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, 2016.
The Structure exhibition at Milan Design Week “aimed to showcase the breadth of the Norwegian design scene” with contributors who created objects around themes of “structure” or “trace,” according to Dezeen.
Lirhus (b. 1987) graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2011 with a BA in Industrial Design. He worked for Søren Rose Studio in Copenhagen from 2012-2013 and Norm Architects from 2013-2014. He started his own studio in Oslo in 2014. He is a member of the Norwegian Designers Union.
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